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Calvi Citadel

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Address: Calvi, Corsica, France
Phone Number: 0673016472

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Picturesque town

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1 Thank eveathene
Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank JohnS503927
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The citadel. Itself is quite impressive. Built in the 15th century its massive walls and stone walkways brings you back in time. However this is marred by the proponderance of shops and cafes selling junk.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly you must go up there while in Calvi but don't expect too much! Lots of houses and a few shops. The little coffee shop opposite the Cathedral is a must though, the scenic window is worth sitting at with your coffee after the long climb up there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and full of history, worth visiting ; from top a very nice view of the see and the whole environemnt

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a medieval place and in some parts when you turn a corner there is a nice cafe or someones home .The views are to die for the higher you go up and the harbour view is spectacular.We spent several hours there and the turn of each corner makes you get the camera out for yet another photo shoot.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

An interesting half day out finished of with lunch at Candella. Great views of the coast. Concerts Mon & Thu look great however we didn't get the chance to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The Citadel was part of the Genoese Empire during the 13th century. It served as a military outpost and is surrounded by a fortified walls. It protected the city from outside invasion. After climbing the steep steps (145 of them) and walking on cobblestone walkways, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of Calvi and surrounding area. There are... More 

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