Calvi and its citadel
A monument steeped in history and feelings !
Set up during the XIIIè century by genovese, the citadel of Calvi raises proudly above the city offering an impregnable point of view on the marina from its majestic ramparts today. It is difficult to describe the emotion when we look at this monument since the city, by walking in his paved alleys, we discover buildings steeped in history with in particular the vestiges of the house where Christophe Colomb use to live.
While measuring these small paved alleys you will discover the facade of the cathedral St Jean-Baptiste, the oratory St Antoine or the barracks Sampiero (the previous palace of the Genovese Governors which is of use as base to parachutists' Regiment of the Foreign Legion today). To be visited during opening hours, don't miss the Black Christ of the miracles in the Cathedral.
Corsican souvenirs shop and local cuisine invite you to discover this highlight of Calvi.
To discover the best of it, we invite you to use the audio guides proposed by the tourist information office of Calvi. For the children, but also for the adults, don't miss a playful discovery through a treasure hunt and discover one of the most beautiful monument of Corsica.
A breathtaking panorama
Photographers and amateurs of magnificent landscapes, load your camera ! From the ramparts of the citadel you will have a fantastic view over the city of Calvi and its marina. Enjoy a "magic" view on the Mediterranean Sea with the Corsican mountains in the background. With a clear view, you may see the French Alps.
The citadel is a cultural highlight but also a place of party ! Numerous events take place in the heart of the citadel like polyphonic songs in the cathedral, exhibitions of art from June till August with the festival of contemporary art of Calvi and the unmissable evenings of Chez Tao : The Calvi institution with Tao swinging the piano…
The staff of the Domain Villas Mandarine is at your disposal during your stay to inform you about the current events of this historic place