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Corfu, Corfu, Kerkyra,Ionian islands

New Fortress of Corfu

or Nova Fortezza  
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New Fortress of Corfu
Location:
Kerkyra city in Corfu Island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Ionian islands
Kerkyra
Municipality > Town:
City of Corfu
• Corfu
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 20 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1576-1645  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The historical center of Corfu is marked by two fortresses: along the east side there is the Old Fortress on the sea, while on the west side there is the New Fortress. In the past, the two fortresses of Corfu were linked by large walls.

r the moment.

The New Fortress or Fortezza Nuova has been constructed by the Venetians in the 16 th century on the hill of Saint Markos.


History

Under the supervision of the Italian architect Francesco Vitelli, the New Fortress of Corfu was built between 1576 and 1645 and many buildings were demolished in order to have enough material to build the fortress.

It was partially destroyed during the Second World War but the new fortress is still lovely with its old paved access road and its gate with the ancient lions, the symbol of Venice.

The new fortress is a heavy, imposing structure placed just above the old port and it is full of underground tunnels that run till the old fortress and the old Corfu town.


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Road map to New Fortress of Corfu

Access
Approach to the monument:
Easy access from the center of the city of Corfu.
Entrance:
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