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“End of season, shops closed, but very old Citadel still in great shape.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calvi Citadel

Calvi Citadel
Calvi, Corsica, France
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Calvi
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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“End of season, shops closed, but very old Citadel still in great shape.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

As compared to the Citadel in Bonifaccio, that houses an entire old city, there isn't much inside the Calvi Citadel. It is small, but very old and impressive, and was built to defend the city many many years ago. 13th century? 14th?
So for that it is amazing. Great views, old cobbled stone streets, the disputed birthplace home of Christopher Columbus (though Genoa claims to be the correct location). I read the French Foreign Legion still has offices in this small walled city, but there wasn't much going on mid October.

Visited October 2013
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“Calvi Citadel; a pleasant stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a nice place to take a stroll with beautiful views of calvi. The area is of minor historic importance so just enjoy the atmosphere and shops. I think it would be really great to visit at sunset. Allot about 1 to 1 1/4 hours to walk through and take planty of photos.

Visited September 2013
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“Calvi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Nice place, sandy beach, beautiful harbour. The citadel was very interesting but quite small.
Nice train ride up along the coast

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful in the evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Go here in the evening . It is quiet and look for the sunset ,a little bit less touristic in the evening than normal

Visited June 2013
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Clare, sUffolk,England
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“Century's of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This Genoese fortress is still in remarkably good condition despite having been bombarded ,amongst others, by the British (this is where Nelson lost an eye) at the end of the 18th century.Inside the citadel is Calvi's cathedral and many tearooms ,restaurants,shops and houses, including the birthplce (disputed!) of Christopher Columbo.There is also a detachment of Foreign Legionnares based here, which seems to make it a great attraction for ladies!
It affords quite spectacular views through 360 degrees.

Visited September 2013
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