Calvi is a beautiful town in the northwest of Corsica in the Haute-Corse department. The town is known for its crescent shaped bay and fabulous beaches on offer, which prove extremely popular during summer months.

Calvi is steeped in history due to its strategic location. Nelson lost an eye during the siege of Calvi in 1794 and it is believed by many that Christopher Columbus was born in the town. Exploring the 15th century citadel is a must but should be done so after midday due to the heat and location.