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Corsica Travel Guide

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Calvi

Corsica's slice of the Riviera, Calvi has been described as "an oasis of pleasure on an otherwise austere island." During the 18th century the town endured assaults from Corsican nationalists, including celebrated patriot Pasquale Paoli. Today Calvi sees a summertime invasion of tourists, drawn to the 6-km (4-mile) stretch of sandy white beach, impressive citadel overlooking the Old Town,

lively restaurants, and buzzing nightlife.

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