"Civitas Calvi Semper Fidelis"… Meaning that the inhabitants of Calvi are ever-loyal. This phrase, carved into the very marble of the citadel's porch, stated that Calvi, concerning the disputed ownership of Corsica, was ever-loyal to Genoa and not their rival Pisa. Yet ironically it was the French, allied with the Turks, who came into possession of the island before handing in back to Genoa in accordance with a treaty.
Built on a limestone promontory, this 13th-century citadel still stands tall. Within is a governor's residence and a church, but the edifice also hosts the Jazz in Calvi festival.
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