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Calvi and its citadel

A monument steeped in history and of feelings !

Set up during the XIIIè century by genoas, the citadel of Calvi raises itself proudly above the city offering an impregnable point of view on the marina since its majestic ramparts today. It is difficult to describe the felt 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 Christophee Colomb lives in the daytime.

While measuring these small paved alleys you will discover the facade of the cathedral holy Jean-Baptiste, the oratory Saint Antoine or the barracks Sampiero (The ex palace of the Genoese Governors which is of use as base to parachutists' Regiment of the Foreign Legion today). You can moreover visit them during the opening hours, in particular see the Christ Black of the miracles in the Cathedral.
Shop of Corsican memories, restoring of regional specialities agrees you to enjoy the local culinary specificities.
To discover it more, we invite you during your visit to use tape guides proposed by the tourist information office of Calvi. For the children, but also for the parents, a playful discovery through a treasure hunt will make you discover one of the most beautiful monument of Corsica.

A breathtaking panorama

Photographers and amateurs of magnificent landscapes, in your devices! The ramparts of the citadel allow you to take advantage of a fantastic view over the city of Calvi and its marina. You will enjoy a "magic" view on the Mediterranean Sea with in bottom the Corsican mountains. With the luck, you can even see the French Alps.
The citadel, the place of culture but also party ! Numerous events take place at the heart of the citadel, the polyphonic songs in the cathedral holy Jean-Baptiste, exhibitions of art from June till August with the festival of contemporary art of Calvi, The evenings livened up of Chez Tao : The institution calvaise with Tao in 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.