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    Corfu Town, La Rossa
    Corfu, Ionian Islands, 49100
    Greece
    Corfu Town, La Rossa Corfu, Ionian Islands, 49100 Greece
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    Corfu Town, La Rossa
    Corfu, Ionian Islands, 49100 Greece

    Violetta Sacharidou
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Single Family Homes

    • Status

      Available

    La Rossa

    Villa La Rossa is a 3-floor mansion, originally built in the late 19th century. It was designed by an English architect in the contemporary European style and surrounded by rich tropical vegetation. In 2018 it was fully refurbished and improved with the introduction of modern technology but always balanced with respect for the original mansion’s historic design and architecture.

    The result is a heaven on earth where guests can enjoy all up-to-date comforts in a unique setting of Corfiot architectural elements; the arches, the Venetian blinds, the wooden staircase and the heavy 19th century wooden door. La Rossa is a faithful exhibition of Corfu’s rich history that can meet all needs, combining the comforts of a 5-star hotel with the privacy of a beautiful and luxurious mansion.

    The location of La Rossa also makes it an attractive choice. It is very close to the Old City of Corfu (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the town-centre, making it ideal for long walks, shopping, and evening entertainment while at the same time perfectly situated to explore the whole island.

    The view of the blue Ionian Sea from every room adds a touch of Greek serenity to the villa’s timeless luxury and the luscious garden is available for endless play or relaxation.

    Some of its modern-day amenities is the playground and the pool area which kids would love ! But the most important highlight is the separate professional-level food preparation area where a talented chef is always ready to meet any dietary preferences and prepare your meals according to your holiday schedule!

    Last but not least, a mini van driver is on call to take you around the island contributing in making your vacation in Corfu as pleasant as possible !

    About The Area

    Somewhere between Calabria and Corfu the blue really begins…you are aware of a change in the heart of things: aware of the horizon beginning to stain at the rim of the world: aware of islands coming out of the darkness to meet you’.So begins Lawrence Durrell’s 1945 ode to Corfu, Prospero’s Cell. Even today, visitors to the island often arrive by sea, approaching from Italy in the west, of the Greek mainland in the east.Emerging in the early morning sunshine, the pastel-hued houses above Corfu Town’s old port are a jumble of slim tiers with narrow passages running between them, made brilliant with washing hung out to dry from every balcony like festive bunting. The tall Venetian mansions display ancient coats of coloured paint, blurred by successive winters and giving visitors to the town the feeling of stepping into a watercolour painting.Corfu has rightfully earner the title of the music capital of Greece because of its hundreds of music associations and dozens of orchestras, bands, opera music events a tradition dating back to 400 years of Venetian rule of the island.The town is centred on a wide tree-lined esplanade called the Spianada, whose French arcades echo the Rue de Rivoli. A drop of Britishness is to be found on the noble sweep of this square, which is transformed into a cricket pitch throughout the summer – the world’s only working sports field within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Meanwhile, the Corfiot countryside boasts elegiac greenery, unrivalled across Greece and contrasting remarkably with the solemn barrenness of the Aegean. Bathed in brilliant white sunlight throughout the summer months, the winter rains ensure a sublime frondescence across the island, with the inland valleys thickly carpeted with wildflowers, studded with gnarled olive trees and dense groves of stiffly swaying cypresses.The sophisticated north-east is known as Kensington-on- Sea and is the site of the finest real estate in Greece with its epicentre the Rothschild family’s imposing summer villa.It is here that the luxury villa lifestyle comes into its own, with the hillsides sprinkled with secluded, high-end properties boasting private infinity pools and awe-inspiring sea views, with the snowcapped Albanian-Epirote mountains rising mysteriously in the east.

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    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
        5PC82Y
      • MLS#
        La Rossa
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Greece Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
        Available
      • Listing Price
        $10,538
        weekly
    • Utilities & Building
      • Style
        Villa
      • Lot Size Unit
        Acre(s)
      • Lot Size
        0.42
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        Balcony, Pool, Security System, Gardens, Outdoor Pool, Concierge Services
      • Full Bathrooms
        5
      • Partial Bathrooms
        1
      • Bedrooms
        6
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Water View, Bay View, Ocean View, Scenic View