Perched atop a rocky headland, Calvi’s imposing Citadel oversees the bustling little town. The massive citadel was fortified by Corsica’s Genoese rulers from the 12th century onwards. While there is little in the way of businesses within it’s walls, it is still worth while exploring the alleyways and nooks and crannies. Especially as there’s someContinue reading “Calvi citadel”
Calvi is an attractive tourist town that is worth basing yourself in for its proximity to many pretty beaches. A medieval citadel overlooks the marina from the bay’s western end, and is home to the Baroque St-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral and cobbled streets. We’ll be exploring the meandering streets of the citadel later on.
The next town on our hit list, whirl wind tour of Corsica was Calvi. It’s known for its beaches and crescent-shaped bay. A medieval citadel overlooks the marina – but more of that later. We head to catch the sunset at one of the many lovely beaches. This rocky delight is Arinella beach. A moodyContinue reading “Calvi and surrounds”
Heading for another fabulous Corsican viewpoint now – this time on the Isle de Pietra. This little spit of land is close to L’Ile Rousse and features a lighthouse at its peak and some beautiful views of the wonderful coastline. It is connected by a dyke to the port of the commune of l’Île-Rousse inContinue reading “Isle de Pietra”
Corsican is littered with stunning beaches of all shapes and sizes. So naturally we’re off to explore a few of them! From tiny coves to vast swathes of pure white sand, there’s a patch of sand to suit everyone. The sands are blissfully empty towards the end of September. It’s our favourite time of yearContinue reading “Beautiful beaches”