Calvi has around 6000 inhabitants. The town is located on the North-West coast of Corsica and about 60 km from Bastia. The town has ferry connections with Marseille, Nice, and Toulon. Calvi is a charming old fishing town and fishing is still of some mportance, even though tourism is now the big earner and many luxurious yachts visit the harbor.
The Citadel is a place to stay. One of the most chic Mediterranean ports, full of smart boutiques and excellent restaurants, Calvi also has a labyrinth of picturesque streets and a fascinating naval history. From the beach, it's a 20 minute walk to Calvi town centre. The ancient buildings with their sun bleaches shutters exude a faded grandeur, whilst inside the apartments have been renovated with style and taste to provide all the modern conveniences whilst retaining the original charm and character. You could not dream of a more picturesque location, and the pretty port with bars and restaurants, and the superb sandy beach are both within easy reach. From June to September the Citadel houses art exhibitions by professional local artists from across the whole island of Corsica
South from the town of Calvi, you can follow a series of beautiful sandy beaches for over six kilometers along the coast. Some water sports activities go on along the beach and if you want to get involved there is usually equipment hire and coaching offered in the summer months. The sea is shallow and safe for children of all ages, and its proximity to town plus the numerous eateries dotted along the beach makes this a good beach for all the family. Against the sparkling azure waters, the backdrop of rolling hills, sprinkled with woodland is a stunning contrast. But here you are not far from civilization.
For those who like beach cafés, restaurants and water sports of all kinds the beaches of Calvi are right place. The beach suffers badly in winter storms and has been the subject of massive investment to restore the sand, to build breakwaters and to replant the dunes. The bathing is very safe, even for toddlers. Quite a lot of the pinewoods behind the beach have been fenced off to allow regeneration. You could use a train access to your beach of Calvi.
In the area of Calvi is a lot of different options of accommodation in hotels. You can choose from hotels in cities or in tourist resorts. Of course you can also choose to camping in campsites along the coast.
There is a lot of things to do on Corsica holidays in Calvi. You can come to Calvi for shopping, here are situated the wonderful markets and big shops, city malls. You should decide what type of accommodation in Calvi you require. You can coose among the budget hotels Calvi or family hotels in Calvi, top hotels Calvi or Calvi cheap hotels. Accommodation in Calvi - Corsica: there are many hotels in Calvi with nice, comfortable, quiet rooms, wonderful restaurant with beautiful view and friendly and helpful staff.
Beautiful landscapes are an essential thing of a greta holiday, but ut's the people you're going to meet who will make your travel experience unforgettable. Over ten years ago the artists and craftspeople of the Balagne helped by the Northeren Corsica established the strada Di L'Artignani: the arts and crafts circuit of the Balagne.
This itinerary around the region allows you to mee in their studios. People like glass-blowers, potters and ceramicists, cutlers, jewellers, misical instrument makers, olive oil producers, bee keepers and wine producers from Calenzana, Cateri, Algajola, Olmi Capela, Feliceto, Calvi, Occhiatana, Lumio, Corbara, Santa Reparata and Pigna.
They will open their doors and tell you about their daily schedules using Damascus steel, cast bronze, Raku, stoneware and earthware, essential oils, honey, blown glass, leather and sheepskin and gold and silver jewels. You wil be able to listen to them perhaps with drink something to eat, with the sound of the pirula (Corsican flute) or the cetera (Corsican lute) in the background.
And afterwards, you will no longer remember whether you came looking for a special souvenir or to mee the people who made it