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Calvi Citadel

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Address: Calvi, Corsica, France
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Great views!

This is a nice place to walk around. Lots of nice views from several vantage points. Plan about an hour. Worth the hike up!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to walk around. Lots of nice views from several vantage points. Plan about an hour. Worth the hike up!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive walled old city with nice views from the ramparts and well marked points of interest with a full audio explanation available from the tourist office. Interesting to see the family home of Christopher Columbus is here too from when Corsica was part of the republic of Genoa

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Citadelle Calvi is up a steep climb with narrow cobbled paths, take water with you. Lovely views over the beautiful town of Calvi and the port. The beach is clean and scuba diving is very popular here. After the Citadelle we walked uphill to an interesting cemetery with the most beautiful floral tributes near Fort Charley. The information center is... More 

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woodnewton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Port and town offer lots of interest. We stayed at the L'Abbaye Hotel 3 star hotel. A 3 stop at Calvi is sufficient to experience the place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This citadel is interesting, not as good as Bonafacio, but still worth while. You need to spend enough time to understand the history. Plan to spend at least 2 hours.

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Landskrona, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Definitely worth the visit. Beautiful views and very special atmosphere full of history and special architecture with cozy narrow passages. The office was not working early Saturday morning so we could not take the earphones and listen to the stories at the marked stations but it was nice anyway. It was a nice walk and beautiful experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Visited Calvi on a cruise. I heard how beautiful Corsica was and wanted to visit for years. I was disappointed. We walked up to the Citadel which was hard work in the heat but worth it. The views were amazing. We walked around it and then explore the streets and shops inside. Lots of bars and restaurants available. Lovely art... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Calvi citadel with its high walls from the edge of the water to the top of the hill was clearly visible from our cruise ship. This hillside medieval town was the main attraction in Calvi apart from the beaches below. The entrance stairs to the citadel were easy to find. Coming off the cruise ship tender dock, we kept... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good views, higgeldy-piggeldy buildings and alleyways but not too much else. Walked up in the late sunlight so the light was beautiful.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A must place to go when in Calvi. Terrific views across the bay. Check out the cathedral, very beautiful inside.

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