Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It is the chief city of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Calvi is also the capital of the Arrondissement of Calvi, which contains, beside the Canton of Calvi, three other cantons: L'Île-Rousse, Belgodère and Calenzana. The 2ème Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes (2ème REP) of the French Foreign Legion is based in the citadel of Calvi.
According to legend, Christopher Columbus supposedly came from Calvi, which at the time was part of the Genoese Empire. Because the often subversive elements of the island gave its inhabitants a bad reputation, he would have been expected to mask his exact heritage.