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Gate of Old Fortress

Old Fortress Ꙛ This point of interest includes holographic video
The entrance to the Old Fortress is located between the Martinengo and Savorgnan bastions, right in the centre of the connecting wall (cortina). At first, connection with the city of Corfu was through a wooden bridge over the sea moat, which during the period of British rule (1814-1864) was replaced by a 60m-long bridge. A central vaulted traffic corridor and two vaulted halls on either side form the entrance complex. A monumental composition surrounds the unique arched opening of the entrance (the imposing wooden nailed door is still preserved to this day) with two slits in the rectangular stone framing, through which the chains for the suspension of the mobile part of the bridge went. This configuration was designed by the Venetian Michele Sanmicheli (1484-1559), one of the best architects and theorists of the defence system of bastions during the Renaissance. References/Reference list: Αγοροπούλου-Μπιρμπίλη, Α. Η Αρχιτεκτονική της πόλεως της Κέρκυρας κατά την περίοδο της Ενετοκρατίας, Αθήνα 1976.
Dark Tourism
Cultural Tourism
Architectural tourism
Areas of Interest
Venetian Period
Historic Building
School walking tour
Hologrammatic Route
Slippery surface
Accessible to all
Visiting Hours
Public Space. Open area. Open all day.
Public Space. Open area. Open all day.
This photograph has been created by the Laboratory of Interactive Arts of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, in the framework of the project "Digital Tour Guide using Augmented Reality and Holograms"" which is co-funded by the European Union, as part of the Operational Program "Ionian Islands 2014-2020", Integrated Information System: 5031254.

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