Rhodes - Discover the Unknown Rhodes

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Η ιδέα της χαρτογράφησης άγνωστων πτυχών δημοφιλών τουριστικών τόπων συνεχίστηκε, μετά την ανατολική Κρήτη, με τον οδηγό αυτό για τη Ρόδο. Οι συντελεστές της έκδοσης εξερεύνησαν, κατέγραψαν, φωτογράφισαν και μετέτρεψαν τις εμπειρίες τους σε έναν πρακτικό οδηγό, αφιερωμένο σε όσους θέλουν να ταξιδεύουν «ψυχή τε και σώματι».


Κείμενα: Judith Lange

Φωτογραφία: Judith Lange, Μαρία Στέφωση

Σχεδιασμός και καλλιτεχνική επιμέλεια: Μαρία Στέφωση

Μετάφραση: Julia MacGibbon

Επιμέλεια δοκιμίων: John o'Shea

Εκτύπωση και βιβλιοδεσία: Γραφικές Τέχνες Δετοράκης ΑΕΒΕ

ISBN: 978-960-98384-3-6

T H E I T A L I A N S O N R H O D E S

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Following the victory in the Italian-Turkish war of 1911-1912,

the Treaty of Lausanne assigned the islands of the Dodecanese

to Italy, and Rhodes became the seat of the newly imposed

government. The Italian occupation of the Fascist period can be

divided into two phases: the first from 1923 to 1936 when the

governor was Mario Lago, a peaceable and cultured man who

summoned leading archaeologists and architects to the island

to begin work on the excavations at Kamiros and to restore the

citadel of Rhodes.

At the same time he set about transforming the harbour area,

having new buildings designed, at times rather too exuberant in

their architecture but nevertheless creating an atmospheric

setting. Among the architects employed we find Pietro

Lombardi, the creator of much-celebrated buildings back home

in Italy, who designed the beautiful Thermai Kallithea and

curated the Rhodes Pavilion at the International Exhibitions of

Paris and Cologne. In 1925 the architect Florestano di Fausto

also arrived, a lover of the Moorish style and to whom we owe,

among other works, the Nea Agora, the Prefecture and the

Hotel des Roses.

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