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New Fortress Corfu


Corfu's New Fortress actually dates back as far as 1576, and was built during the Venetian's 400-year reign over Corfu (1386-1797). It was completed in 1588 under the supervision of the military engineer, Francisco Ferdinando Fratelli.

Because of Venetian occupation, Corfu was the only part of Greece never to come under Turkish rule, with its harsh oppression. The absence of a Turkish influence can be seen in every possible way (architecture, town planning, literature, music, and lifestyle)

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Taken on August 21, 2010