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The picturesque town of Calvi is fifth largest on the northwest coast of French Mediterranean island of Corsica. This prominent port town has seen Roman, Genoese and British occupation, and as such is …

The picturesque town of Calvi is fifth largest on the northwest coast of French Mediterranean island of Corsica. This prominent port town has seen Roman, Genoese and British occupation, and as such is an amalgam of striking art and architecture. A wonderful centre of Corsican culture, art and tradition, Calvi takes visitors on a trip into the past, kept alive today by the ancient monuments, grand churches, elegant buildings and squares which have been carefully maintained in all their past beauty and splendor. Probably the main reasons tourists decide on the island as their favourite holiday destination are the pristine Corsica beaches. With more than 200 beaches along 1,000km of coastline, some 2000-plus plant species and an international marine reserve, Corsica has plenty of natural attractions. In spring, when the native marquis scrub blooms, the island’s a riot of colour and, in autumn, the hilltop villages come to life for the chestnut harvest.

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  • 1. Travel in Corsica: PicturesofCalvi
    Thefirstplace to visitwith a rented bike or scooter in CalviCorsica is thepresqu’îleoftheGirolata, animpressivepromontoryboasting a lighthouseandsensationalbeacheshiddenbehindboulders. Itsroads are unbelievablybumpyandonlygetworse as you go, so it is best to park earlyandhikearoundthepeninsula. On yourway back, a right at the stop sign leads to a chapelwith a must-seeviewoftheentirebayofCalvi.
  • 2. Travel in Corsica
  • 3. CalviCorsica
  • 4. A walk through the streets of CalviCorsica
  • 5. CalviCorsica
  • 6. Travel in Corsica
  • 7. Weather in Corsica
  • 8. Calvistreets in Corsica
  • 9. CalvishopsCorsica
    It is a interesting thing, but always when we talk about Corsica I have to ask my self: Is it Corsica in France or in Italy? Yeah Island of Corsica is In France but it is closer to the Italy then France. How to? Geographically lies in Mediteranean sea exactly between Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas. The island has around 8600 sq kilommetresand around 260.000 inhabitants.
  • 10. Accommodation in Corsica
  • 11. VisitCorsica
  • 12. Where is Corsica
  • 13. CalvifortressCorsica
    The protected bay of Calvi was visited with fondness even by the Etruscans, the Venetians and the Greek. The first harbor was built by the Romans. The name Calvi appears several times in history books. This is where Admiral Nelson, the later winner of the Trafalgar battle lost his eye when on the invitation of Paoli, the English troops tried to conquer Corsica from the French
  • 14. Travel in Corsica
  • 15. Travel in Corsica
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  • 17. Travel in Corsica
  • 18. Holidays in Calvi in Corsica
  • 19. Travel in Corsica
  • 20. Getting to Corsica
  • 21. Travel in Corsica
  • 22. Holidays in CalviCorsica
    The light; and Calvi’s great sabre of sand, five miles in length, with its inspiring view of the citadel. Apart from in the high season, you have the beach practically to yourself. What's the first thing you do on arrival? I go the newsagent at the top of boulevard Wilson and buy two newspapers, an English one and the local, Corse Matin. I read them at a table outside the café next door, the Rex. It’s a local joint with a real feel of traditional Corsica.
  • 23. Holidays in Corsica
  • 24. Travel in Corsica
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  • 29. CalvicitadelCorsica
  • 30. Travel in Corsica
  • 31. Calvifortress

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