Corfu Old Town

Corfu Old Town, Corfu Overview

With a long-standing history and cultural prowess, Corfu Old Town has several places of interest, making it an absolute must-visit. Some of these include the Old and New fortress, the churches, the Campillo (the medieval heart of Corfu Town ), the Spianada, Liston promenade-piazza, the Spianada park, and the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo.

Positioned at a strategic location, the town has its roots in the 8th century BC and the Byzantine period. It has an influence of multi-layered history, cultural heritage, and a mix of different people, including the Venetians, French, British, and Greeks. The town nestles three forts designed by Venetian engineers built to guard against the Ottoman Empire. Under British rule, the forts were repaired and partly rebuilt several times. Today, the fortifications and neoclassical housing stock are notable for their architectural features, which are a juxtaposition of Venetian rule and 19th-century British rule. Venetians stayed in the town for over 200 years bringing forth their architectural prowess and commercial know-how, wherein the town exceedingly prospered.

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