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Calvi Citadel

Calvi, Corsica, France
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Calvi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Interesting walk up to beautiful views.pizza restaurant is worth a visit as is the little bar behind the church-don't know the name sorry.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic walk to the top of Calvi to see the Citadel, great tour guide Isabelle via Intercruise Tours. Worth the long walk up, really spectacular views

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There is not much to do in Calvi if you are not a beach person. This was a great place to walk around and see some amazing views and take great pictures. There are some cool spots to take unique photos and walk around. This claims to the birthplace of Christopher Columbus but some articles I read debate that. It... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting to wander around, lots of historical buildings and great views. A numbered trail is available with an audio guide( didn't get the guide) to tell you about the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is very easy to spend few hours walking around the citadel. Nice cafe for lunch and good views of the bay.

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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the ports we visited whilst on a 22 days Adriatic cruise. Beautiful place and outstanding views very picturesque. This place biases the birth place of Christopher Columbus and after looking in all the alleys we were able to locate it and it was ruins with no plagues nothing. This was disappointing better signs and directions to locate it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

climbed and climbed under a mercyless sun, but definitely worth the climbing. especially if you're still around at sunset, the panorama is breath taking. nice little roads, plenty of old houses and nice colors.

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Lake of Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Calvi Citadel - very old and impressive, and was built to defend the city many many centuries ago. Great place to look for the sunset. Great views, old cobbled stone streets, they believe it is the birthplace home of Christopher Columbus. We came in right time for the excellent Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques, featuring a cappella groups (A Filetta et... More

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The beauty of this ancient citadel is it is not spoilt by modernisation or gentrification . The cobblestones are rough so wear good sturdy shoes , forget about heels. Its steep so be prepared to have a bit of a puff as you climb to the top. There the views are spectacular . Well worth the raised heart beat and... More

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New York City, New York
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14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Citadel is really lovely. Best to go towards the end of the day when the heat is subsiding, and the sunset promises a beautiful sky. A Candella is a lovely spot for a meal or drink.

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