Another typical example of the Venetians capability to construct fortifications is the New Fortress which is called in Italian Fortezza Nuova. This was built at the 16th century and it is an architectural masterpiece of art. The New Fortress had a fundamental role in the protection of the Corfu Town against pirates and other invaders during the Medieval times. The fortress complex is a system of compartments and narrow corridors. Nowadays it hosts the Museum of Ceramic Art, the facilities of the Greek Navy as well as concerts and other cultural events.

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