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Tourism residence Calvi
Résidence Thalassa

One can say that Calvi knew how to protect the charm of its past while becoming a seaside resort today hardly desired.

So, Calvi always succeeded in preserving his vestiges while allowing the visit. Indeed, down from the Tower of ramparts, the panorama on the bay, the villages surrounding, and more surprising on the Apennines, is magnificent.
The citadel, for its part situated in the old town and leaned in its donjon, was formerly the Palace of the Genoese Governors, this one dating 1492.

One can admire the look-out post Sant' Antonio, the building in the nefs three, builds at the beginning of the XVI-th century in front of the bay. On the walls of the building, frescoes represent a double crucifixion.
Besides, one can visit the Church San Giovanni Battista built in the XIII-th century and reconstructed in 1592 having wiped the lightning.
On the other hand, outside ramparts it is still possible to go into raptures in front of the Church Santa Maria Maggiore or the Tower of the Salt overhanging the sea.

Today Calvi is the second tourist area of the island.

It is also possible to see the ruins of what would be, according to the legend Christophe Colomb's house. This with difficulty verifiable hypothesis, is nevertheless of the domain of the possible because this big traveler was a citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

In any cases, it is one of the most charming quoted medieval of Corsica. On the panel of entrance in the city one can read the Latin registration "CIVITAS CALVI SEMPER FIDELIS" which honours the calvaise resistance in front of multiple French assaults.