Proudly displaying a whole wealth of heritage and great history, the Citadelle de Calvi is set on a limestone promontory and stands steadfast above the town, offering visitors the most beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding bay.
Built by Genoese governors in 1450, this citadel in Calvi has fended off quite a few major assaults throughout the centuries, including Franco-Turkish invaders and Anglo-Corsican soldiers.
Wander off into history along the cobblestones and take in the beauty of this ancient Citadelle and the 360-degree panorama of the city, the marina and the mountains that look as though they flow into the glistening Mediterranean.
The ancient Citadelle is simply breathtaking
With the option to have a guided tour or walk the Citadelle in complete freedom, guests can listen to an audio-guided tour which is provided by the Calvi-Balagne Tourist Office. These are available in 4 languages - Français, English, Deutsch, Italiano - and come with a map showing the itinerary's 11 markers. To add life and emotion to the story, the tour is accompanied by traditional music in line with the history of this Genoese fortress and the characters who helped make it famous (including Christopher Columbus, Admiral Nelson... and Laurent Giubega, Napoleon's godfather).
Get lost in the history and beauty of this gorgeous Citadelle, a wonderful pastime that awaits your exploration.
If you are interested in visiting this historical landmark whilst on your Corsica yacht charter, please speak with your preferred yacht charter broker to incorporate the Citadelle de Calvi into your yacht charter itinerary.
Citadelle de Calvi
Citadelle de Calvi,