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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Upper Corsica

Calvi - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Upper Corsica

Capital Balagne, located northwest of the island of beauty, below Cape Calvi snuggled against his stronghold built by the Genoese, who ruled Corsica from 15th to 18th century. The picturesque lanes lead to the pretty marina. All around, a cultural heritage (the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist of the thirteenth, the Baroque church of Santa Maria Maggiore ...) and scenery (sandy beaches, hillsides of orchards and vineyards, colorful jungle. ..). And to think that off fierce battles took place Navy. The famous Admiral Nelson lost his eye during such a seat Calvi in 1794 ... Before beating the Napoleonic fleet at Trafalgar (Spain) eleven years later!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude42.5676510 (N 42° 34’ 4”)
Longitude8.7572220 (E 8° 45’ 26”)
Surface area31.20 km²
Population5597 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBastia (92 km, 1h35)
Insee code2B050
IntercommunalityCC de Calvi Balagne
DepartmentUpper Corsica

Nearest cities & towns

Lumio9.6 km (13 min)
Montegrosso9.8 km (15 min)
Calenzana13.5 km (19 min)
Montemaggiore14.6 km (22 min)
Moncale14.7 km (21 min)
Algajola15.8 km (19 min)
Lavatoggio15.9 km (21 min)
Cassano17.3 km (27 min)
Cateri17.7 km (25 min)
Aregno19.9 km (29 min)
Zilia19.9 km (26 min)
Avapessa20 km (29 min)
Sant'Antonino21 km (32 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Calvi Jazz Festival: Mid-June

Meeting of Contemporary Art Calvi: from early June to late August.

Calvi on the Rocks: Early July.

Sound and Light: August 15.

Polyphonic Chants Encounters: mid-September.

Festiventu: Festival Wind: late October.

Detailed information

Calvi on the Rocks
Electronic music by the water's edgeJuly 2017
Polyphonic Song Festival
Magical voices expressing the diversity of the people of the worldSeptember 2016


Old house in the citadel
Old house in the citadel
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Train Calvi via L'Île-Rousse, Ponte-Leccia, Bastia
Train Calvi via L'Île-Rousse, Ponte-Leccia, Bastia
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Train Balagne Calvi in Ile Rousse
Train Balagne Calvi in Ile Rousse
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discovering the marvels of the Gulf of Porto
Nature and the great outdoors27 € to 55 € Porto (34 km)
Sea boat trip on the Pass’Partout
Nature and the great outdoors26 € to 55 € Porto (34 km)
Sea trip to Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana
Nature and the great outdoors0 € to 50 € Cargèse (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saleccia Beach
HikeIntermediate4h00Casta (39 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals