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Proudly overlooking Porto-Vecchio amid the unspoilt Corsican countryside, Villa Kalliste is an ode to nature and a vibrant explosion of colour
Beach within walking distance
Private entrance to a shared beach
Area & Experiences
Just south of Porto Vecchio, Santa Giulia Bay could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean lagoon with its crystalline waters, white sands and sumptuous greenery. Tucked away amidst Corsica’s abundant natural finery, Villa Kalliste has its own little footpath leading straight down to the beach.
Our nearby experiences
At the Ceccaldi forge, blades are reddening in the flames. Others are being struck with great hammer blows, bent, struck again. They will become magnificent Damascus blades. In the workshops next-door, handles are being crafted from olive wood or horn. All the complexities of making these knives, true works of art, are unveiled.
A cappella at home
As the singers’ voices fill the house, nothing else matters, not time, nor the surroundings. The polyphonic Corsican songs (“A pulifunia Corsa”) are captivating in their power and beauty. Songs sung long ago in remote valleys by shepherds, in your home, brought to you by singers and musicians, passionate about the culture of their island.
Dishes with character
As a starter, Nicole serves copa and lonzu, the two staples of Corsican charcuterie. “Home-made”, she says simply, nodding towards her husband Paul. Tonight, at their isolated farm near the Bavella mountains, brocciu cannelloni and lemon fiadone are on the menu, all helped down with a good Corsican wine and short stories told by the couple, Corsican, always and forever. A delight.
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Bedroom 1 bathroom
Bedroom 2 bathroom
Bedrooms 3 & 4 bathroom
Bedroom 5 bathroom