Calvi is a port city in the northwest of Corsica, an island belonging to France and a good starting point for a trip by rental car. The city is very tranquil with only 5,400 inhabitants, invites you to linger with French flair and offers a multitude of sights. The history of the small town of Calvi dates back to the 11th century, and every era has shaped the character of the town up to modern times. Regardless of its size, the port city is frequented by numerous tourists, most of whom come by plane from France, Austria and Germany. The Calvi-Sainte Catherine Airport (IATA Code CLY) is only eight kilometers from Calvi. The south-east airport is mainly served by low-cost airlines and has a modern infrastructure.
Accordingly, at the airport you will find the car rental company with which you ideally booked a rental car via our portal before departure. Renting cheaply in the run-up to a trip is an option that is increasingly being taken up by many holidaymakers. That's why spontaneous trips to car rental without a reservation at any airport are increasingly rarely leading to the desired rental car. With a reservation you will have the car you booked within a short time and start your holiday in Corsica. Read on to find out what you can discover in Calvi by rental car.
Corsica is increasingly being focused by holidaymakers from many European countries, so the demand for rental cars at Calvi Airport and other Corsican airports is correspondingly high. Simultaneously more and more travellers rent their rental cars conveniently on the Internet at low cost and equipped with all desired features. Our independent comparison portal clearly shows you the vehicle offers of every car rental company present at the Airport Calvi. With just a few clicks you can rent a tailor-made car with excellent performance and practical accessories. With the reservation in your pocket, your holiday starts directly at the airport with the car rental. The transfer is completed in a few minutes and you drive to Calvi relaxed by car. Below are some criteria for a perfect booking.
You take out insurance for every rental car that provides you with the contractually guaranteed protection. However, if you do not drive your rental car alone, you must have an additional driver integrated into the contract by the car rental company when you take over the vehicle. Only with this formality does the insurance also apply to the additional driver.
Before you receive the rental car from the car rental company, the obligatory deposit must be blocked on your credit card. The amount remains blocked until the intact car is returned and will be used by the car rental company to repair any damage.
Do you want to travel home from another airport, such as Bastia Airport, and see as much of France or Corsica as possible beforehand? Then choose low-cost one-way rental offers when renting. You enter arrival and departure data and the corresponding airport and return the rental car at the same car rental company, only at different locations.
In Corsica, the French traffic regulations apply, which restrict inexperienced road users in some points. The most important rules are:
|Road category||highest speed|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
|Out of town||80 km/h|
|National roads||110 km/h|
Otherwise, the regulations are largely identical to those in Germany, only the fines for infringements are usually higher. Immediate payment often leads to discounts.
While driving from the airport to Calvi you will see the citadel built on a granite rock. Take by rental car to Christoph Columbus Platz. You reach the citadel via the walls of the fortress and enjoy a fantastic view of the Gulf, the harbour and the Revelatta peninsula visible in the distance. The governor's palace near the charming church Saint-Jean-Baptiste is also worth seeing.
Park your car on the waterfront and take a walk to the marina. Or enjoy French cuisine the Corsican way at Quai Landry. Boutiques and souvenir shops are waiting for customers in the winding alleys of the lower town, natural products from all over France are offered in the market hall. The church Sainte-Marie-Majeure with its pink domes is architecturally attractive.
The chapel Notre-Dame-de-la-Serra, located on a hill outside the city, is worth a short drive by rental car due to its unique appearance. You also have a wonderful view of the bay, the village and the highest mountain called Capu di a Veta. 22 kilometres from Calvi, the Forêt de Bonifatu forest awaits discovery. The varied landscape invites you to hike and rest at the Figarella River.