Historic Neighbourhood sights in Calvi
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Set atop a lofty promontory, Calvi's massive fortified citadel offers superb wraparound views of the town and the bay at almost every turn. Built by the town's Genoese governors, Calvi's citadel has seen off several major assaults down the centuries, fending off everyone from Franco-Turkish raiders to Anglo-Corsican armies. Inside the battlements, don't miss the well-proportioned Caserne Sampiero, which was the seat of power for the Genoese administration, and the 13th-century cathédrale St-Jean Baptiste; its most celebrated relic is the ebony Christ des Miracles, credited with saving the town from Saracen invasion in 1553.
The citadel has five bastions, each offering…