CALVI: CITADEL OF CORSICA
APARTEMENT RENTALS IN CORSICA
Beyond the ramparts, the vast old residences seem to supervise the coasts. The Phoenicians, a people of maritime traders, would have used this bay as a shelter in the 5th century BCE. But it was by the time of the Genoese occupation (XIII century) that the citadel of Calvi was built. Even if the beaches of the Gulf of Calvi extend for miles, the city itself is quite small (apartment rental at only 1km 200 from Calvi center, 20 minutes by foot). However, one gets lost with great pleasure in the alleys and staircases of the citadel, among the often quirky houses but all plastered in soft colors.
A little advice: if you didn't came by train, but by car, it is better to park it before visiting Calvi, maybe at your free parking place that is reserved for you when you stay at one of our hotels in Calvi or if you prefer in one of our residences in Calvi. That will be a good idea.
No doubt your steps will take you immediately to the port: The Quay offer the best viewpoint on the Citadel. You will see an isolated dungeon, just in front of the ramparts, is the tower of salt. It used to be a warehouse, after being erected as a fortification.