Corfu Town

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July, 2019

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The author of this review has written in Italian. A Google translation has been added beneath the review by Silver Travel Advisor for those of you who would like to read it in English.

THE HISTORICAL CENTER: one of the most beautiful historic centers of Greece, guarded by two Venetian fortresses and since 2008 a UNESCO world heritage site. Hundreds of shops under shaded arcades, hanging wires that overlook intricate alleyways and little churches everywhere. And yet, five-storey houses from the Venetian era, elegant cafes like almost in Paris and tavernas where you can eat well. Even if you stay somewhere else, don’t miss the historic center of Corfu day or night. To see Agios Spiridonas the most important church of the island, half of the faithful who come on pilgrimage to the tomb of the patron saint of the island. The Talking House: wax museum with statues of a Corfiot family. Archaeological Museum: two gables and many lions testify that the roots of the classical Greek era date back to the Archaic period. Do not miss the favorite excursion destinations of Kanoni tourists: the viewpoint of the cape at the southern end of the Analipsi peninsula, which takes its name from a cannon. The view enjoyed from the two islets of Vlacherna and Pontikonissi is fantastic. For fans of airplanes of all ages Kanoni offers another attraction from the dehors of the Hotel Royal cafeteria you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire airport of the island, which enters the lagoon, from which the jets take off and land. Vlacherna Monastery: near the Kanoni cafe, some steps lead to the embankment that connects Corfu to the islet of Vlacherna where a convent stands. Built around 1700 the Vlacherna monastery is a wonderful subject to photograph. The island of Pontikonisi called “island of mice” can be reached by boats from the embankment in two minutes. Here the empress Sissi loved being considered a very romantic islet with tall cypress trees that cover the view of the small 12th century Byzantine church, which stands out on the highest point of the island.

IL CENTRO STORICO: uno dei centri storici più belli della Grecia, custodito da due fortezze veneziane e dal 2008 patrimonio mondiale dell’Unesco. Centinaia di negozi sotto portici ombreggiati, fili per stendere che sovrastano viuzze intricate e chiesette ovunque. E ancora, case a cinque piani di epoca veneziana, eleganti caffe’ come quasi a Parigi e taverne dove si mangia bene. Anche se pernottate altrove non perdetevi il centro storico di Corfu’ ne’ di giorno ne’ di notte. Da vedere Agios Spiridonas la chiesa più importante dell’isola, meta dei fedeli che vengono in pellegrinaggio alla tomba del patrono dell’isola. La Casa Parlante: museo delle cere con statue di una famiglia Corfiota. Museo Archeologico: due timpani e molti leoni testimoniano che le radici dell’epoca classica greca affondano nel periodo arcaico. Da non perdere assolutamente le mete di gita preferite dai turisti Kanoni: il punto panoramico del capo all’estremità meridionale della penisola di Analipsi, che prende il nome da un cannone. La vista che si gode sulle due isolette di Vlacherna e Pontikonissi è fantastica. Per i fan degli aerei di ogni età Kanoni offre un’altra attrattiva dal dehors della caffetteria Hotel Royal si gode una vista strepitosa su tutto l’aereoporto dell’isola, che si addentra nella laguna, da cui decollano e atterPano i jet. Monastero di Vlacherna: vicino al caffe’ Kanoni alcuni gradini conducono al terrapieno che collega Corfu’ all’isoletta di Vlacherna dove sorge un convento. Eretto attorno al 1700 il monastero di Vlacherna è un soggetto meraviglioso da fotografare. All’isola di Pontikonisi detta” isola dei topi” ci si arriva tramite barche dal terrapieno in due minuti. Qui amava stare l’imperatrice Sissi che la considerava un’isoletta molto romantica con alti cipressi che coprono la vista sulla chiesetta bizantina del XII secolo, che spicca nel punto piu’ alto dell’isola.


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