Awaiting Your Return From Shore
against a hazy backdrop of snow-capped mountains, Calvi's situation atop a
promontory at the western end of a half-moon-shaped bay is a spectacular
sight. Below, a finely drawn strip of red-roofed houses and spidery palm
trees delineate the Basse-Ville (lower city), with its yacht-crammed marina.
Perched above the marina is the Citadelle. The views are magnificent from
its bastions. Below the Citadelle extends the elegant Quai Landry, lined
with attractive restaurants and cafes.
Guests will be taken ashore via the ship's tenders. It's a short walk to
the coach parking area. Haute-Ville (upper town) can be reached on foot
via a few steps. Taxis are in limited supply; they need to be called to
Corsican handicrafts and wines are popular items. Rue Clemenceau is
crammed with souvenir shops. Many shops close between 12:30 p.m. and 3.
Fish restaurants in the marina area offer excellent seafood fresh from the
bay. Less expensive eateries can be found in the upper town,
specializing in Corsican cuisine.
Exploring the maze of narrow streets in the upper town is a must.
The church houses the legendary Christ of the Miracles, a crucifix
brandished at the marauding Turks in 1553.
Columbus' Birthplace. In Rue de Fil a marble plaque marks
the site where, according to local tradition, Christopher Columbus was
Maison Pacciola. The house stands on the east side of the citadel
along the ramparts; it is here where Napoleon reputedly spent a night in
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You