Calvi
Calvi

Calvi

Book your flight and go on an adventure to Haute-Corse with a trip to thrilling Calvi.

Flight schedules

Scheduled flights

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CALVI-SAINTE CATHERINE

From 13/04/2019 to 31/08/2019

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5 good reasons to go

Calvi’s two cities
Calvi’s two cities
When roaming the small town of Calvi, you will soon notice that it has evolved on two levels: the lower and upper towns. The citadel watches over the town from its outlook. It is home to several historical buildings. The lower part of the city is livelier and intertwined with colourful narrow streets leading to the port.
Relaxing in the sun
Relaxing in the sun
Is the beach calling out to you? You would be quite right to give in, Calvi’s beaches are enchanting. Lay your towel down on the warm Corsican sand and enjoy a peaceful beach day. For even more calm, climb aboard the little train taking you to beaches further away. The Pinède and île Rousse beaches are also worth a visit.
A whole host of activities
A whole host of activities
Set between the sea and mountains, Calvi boasts lots of fun activities. Hiking, scuba diving, surfing and boat rides are a brilliant way to explore the surrounding nature. Another side of Corsica will be revealed to you. Near Calvi, the Bonifato forest has natural pools that are perfect for swimming. Truly magical!
Renowned events
Renowned events
Calvi is one of Corsica’s most exciting towns. With its many events, it is proud of its rich cultural agenda. Calvi comes alive with its Jazz Festival, Calvi on the Rocks and the Festival du Vent. These festive events attract travellers who have come on a direct flight from Bordeaux and all over the world.
Corsica at the dinner table
Corsica at the dinner table
With its intense flavours, Corsican cuisine plays a major part in the island’s identity. Calvi and its surroundings are brimming with high-quality produce. The meat, fish, olives, cheeses, wines and honeys are quite simply fabulous. During your trip, a tour of Calvi’s restaurants is essential.

To see / do

Culture and history

Calvi’s watchtower

Calvi’s watchtower

Erected by the Genoese in the 13th century, the citadel was reinforced over the years to face the various threats. There are many treasures within its fortress: the Governors’ palace, the Power Room, Saint-Jean-Baptiste cathedral and the Saint Antoine oratory. Though somewhat disputed, Christopher Columbus’ childhood home is said to also lie within the citadel.

A salt tower

At the foot of the citadel, a small round tower adds to the edifice. Though attached to the ramparts, the Salt Tower is set right on the water - on the marina. This watchtower, built towards the end of the 15th century, was used to store salt. It was only in 1934 that it was attached to the citadel. The ramparts and tower and classified as historical monuments.

A colourful church

A colourful church

Considered to be the most beautiful religious building in Calvi, the Sainte-Marie Majeure church deserves a short visit. Its pink and beige façade immediately catches your eye as you pass by. Built in the 18th century, its Baroque style is relatively sober on the outside. The inside is more sophisticated and decorated with paintings and sculptures.

Outings

Out in Calvi’s harbour

Out in Calvi’s harbour

Calvi is a seaside town with a pretty little harbour, where boats can dock. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along the waterfront. Whether you are looking to have dinner or just a drink, the harbour is an animated spot. Street artists perform entertaining shows for passers-by in the evening.

A charming square

In the centre of Calvi, there is an oasis named Marchal Square. Enjoying a nice meal in one of the square’s restaurants is extremely pleasant. Cured meats, cheeses and other delicacies can be savoured. The fountain and olive trees bring an undeniable Mediterranean touch.

Gastronomy

Corsican bouillabaisse

Corsican bouillabaisse

Fish is a major ingredient used in Corsican cuisine. Aziminu is without a doubt the dish that best illustrates the Mediterranean’s riches. Corsican bouillabaisse uses sea bream, sea bass, scorpion fish, whiting and many other types of fish. The home-made fish stock enhances the flavour. A few small crabs are also added into the traditional aziminu. 
 

Delicious fiadone

In Corsica, and in Calvi, a marvellous dessert exists: fiadone. Half-way between a custard tart and a cheesecake, fiadone is a cake made with brocciu, sheep’s milk cheese. Before tucking in, make sure it has been properly refrigerated. Fiadone is refreshing and tasty, with a hint of lemon. 

Practical information

Flight duration

1h30

Time difference

0h

Currency

Euro

Distance

790 km

Average temperature

Spring

19°C (max 27°C)

Summer

25°C (max 30°C)

Autumn

15°C (max 19°C)

Winter

10°C (max 16°C)

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