Calvi, jewel of the Balagne impresses with the variety of its beauty : an imposing Genoese citadel and a marina which is full of life at its foot, cheerful and many-coloured alleys, a high-town full of self-assurance and serenity, and finally a beach which languorously stretches along its pinewood. Between the fresness of the seaweed with their powerful scent of iodine, which caresses St Florent, the genoese and the coasts which line the gardens of the Balagne, the blazing Desert of the Agriates streches.
This piece of land covered with a burning and scented scrub, favourable to kindle the imagination which has nourished many legends which were born from its wild beauty and from the strangeness of its forms, contrasts, for more charm, with its neighbour, the fertile Balagne. Dominating one of the most beautiful gulfs of the Mediterranean, the valley of the Balagne which is gentle and majestic would willingly inspire the poets. Its hills covered with olive trees, embellished with lemon, orange and fig trees have for a long time symbolized the one who was the "Garden of Corsica". But today, if the olive tree and vine know a new and happy expansion, it seems nevertheless that it is the littoral which gains in this eternal land-sea duality.