The ‘Island of Beauty’ is known for its plethora of picturesque towns and Calvi is well worth a mention. With 2,600 years of history, this Corsican jewel has witnessed a host of cultural influences, not least the Genoese tradition. Calvi is also where Christopher Columbus was born and you’ll find a statue as well as his home, which is open to visitors. Calvi has an incredibly rich architectural heritage. Book a flight for your trip to Calvi and explore its 13th Century citadel, the Bishops of Sagone’s Palace where Napolean stayed and the 16th Century Saint Antoine Oratory, a classified French Historic Monument. Reserve a hotel room in Calvi, close to its impressive landmarks. Calvi also sits on the edge of a UNESCO Marine World Heritage Site, where you can dive into the depths at Fangu or stretch out on one its many stunning beaches. Calvi’s is a great departure point for some beautiful hikes. Head to the Bonifato Forest and the ancient villages of Occi, Balagne and San Antonio. With winding trails and fantastic views, this is Corsica at its best. There’s also the island of Rousse, where you can tour the traditional Corsican villages of Corbara, Pigna Santa Reparata and Monticello, each one as pretty as a postcard!