Citadel seen from the sea, Calvi, Corsica

RIBApix ref no RIBA27439
Architect/DesignerGiovaninello de Loreto
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryFrance
CityCalvi
Subject Date1268
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/C/29/1* (DKN/C/68)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This town on the northwest coast of Corsica began as a fishing port. It became a stronghold only after the arrival of the Genovese when, in 1268, Giovaninello de Loreto, a Corsican nobleman, built this huge citadel on the windswept rock (Calvus) overlooking the port and named it Calvi.

Subject tags

reflections, fortifications, harbours, castles, boats