Following in the Governor’s Footsteps
Memories from Europe
Flavours and music from Europe at the time of Kapodistrias
This year’s festival is dedicated to Ioannis Kapodistrias, whose life and work profoundly influenced the history of Europe in the 19th century. He was born in Corfu, studied at Padua in Italy, became a minister of the Russian Government, secured the independence and designed the constitution of Switzerland and finally, as his crowning achievement, became the first Governor of Greece.
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the meeting between Kapodistrias and the Greek Commanders (Chieftains) in Corfu in Easter 1819, the Corfu Festival pays tribute to its memory with thematically-based events commemorating the places and times that influenced the philosophy and work of this great European statesman.
To celebrate this exceptional personality, the festival highlights the cultural environment that inspired him. Flavours, dishes, music, the ambience of the 19th century spread throughout the festival’s events.
Venetian Well at 20:00
We enter the kitchens, taste the flavours and listen to the music of the early 19th century from the cities where Kapodistrias lived.
- Koper – Slovenia
- Venice and Padua 1794-1797
- Vienna 1811-1815
- Bucharest 1812
- Genève – Lausanne 1814-1827