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  • Beautiful spacious penthouse
  • In historic Calvi Citadel
  • Stunning sea views
  • Calvi harbour 10min walk
  • Beach 15min walk

Calvi’s 13th-century Genoese citadel dominates the old town skyline: perched on a rocky promontory and lapped by the bright blue of the Mediterranean on three sides, it has become one of the most iconic images of the island, especially if you are lucky enough to approach from the sea.

Tucked away amongst the narrow alleyways and steep staircases that have changed little in the past few hundred years, this spacious penthouse studio apartment sits high on the citadel walls, with glorious sea views from its private terrace. Space is at a premium in such a prime location, so the terrace incorporates an ingenious built-in wooden bar where you can enjoy your morning café au lait or a chilled aperitif before heading out to explore the local restaurants. One of the other wonderful benefits of this old-town location is that there are many places to eat within walking distance, either in the citadel itself or down on the waterfront at Quai Landry below. Calvi’s stunning sandy beach is also reachable within about 15 minutes on foot.

Casa Colombu is ideal for a couple, with a large, open-plan living/sleeping area and a separate kitchen and bathroom. There are quite a few steps up to the penthouse itself and around the streets of the citadel, but the effort of getting here is well rewarded both by the uninterrupted sea views and the sense of history that comes with this special setting.


Accommodation

Layout

  • Top floor studio apartment 60m² (sleeps 2)
  • Accessed via approximately 60 steps
  • Open-plan living/sleeping area (160 x 200cm bed)
  • Separate fully-fitted kitchen with table and chairs
  • Separate shower room 
  • WC
  • Terrace (15m²) with bar, stools, table and chairs

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned
  • Hairdryer
  • Beach and bath towels provided
  • Traditional Corsican breakfast (£9/person/day) available on request if pre-booked before departure (served on the terrace 7am-10am and includes coffee, orange juice, bread, variety of Corsican goat cheeses, charcuterie, pastries, croissants, pains au chocolat, brioche, pains au lait)

Wifi

  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check-in time – 3:00pm
  • Check-out time – 9:00am

Location

  • Calvi harbour 10min walk
  • Beach 15min walk
  • Calvi Airport 10min drive
  • Bastia airport 1hr 45min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2 guests – 1 Group C, VW Golf or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group C – 1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group D – Peugeot 508 or similar, 1.4-2 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases

Group H – VW Tiguan 4x2 or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases

Group K – Peugeot 5008 or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases

Group J – Peugeot 2008 GPS Garanti or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 2 large suitcases

Group L – Renault Captur or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Group E – Renault Kedjar 4x4 or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 1 large suitcase

Group G – VM Gold Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase

Group N – Ford Combi or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Group O – Ford Tourneo or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Our choice of Corsican properties is as diverse as the island itself, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    5/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

With fishermen mending their nets by the harbour, Calvi’s maritime heritage remains intact. However, the town has gained a new lease of life in the cafés and bars along Quai Landry, linking the marina and the port, with stretches of beach beyond.

Inland, the unspoilt beauty of The Balagne tells a different story of mountain wildernesses and the island's unspoilt and uniquely fragrant maquis. Follow the Route des Artisans through terracotta-tiled hilltop villages, overlooking a landscape of forests and mountains, and you’ll also find that an excellent glass of local wine is never far away.

Choose a holiday in Calvi & The Balagne and one of our handpicked luxury villas or apartments will put you in the heart of this diversely beautiful destination.

Read more on our Calvi & The Balagne region page

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