A medley of Venetian, French and British influences is reflected on the Spianada square of Corfu. Located between the Old Fortress and the Old Town, it was initially famous for its large dimensions - 42.000 sq. m.
Wilhelm II (1859-1941), was a German Kaiser (formal German title that equalizes with emperor) who lived and was influenced in the Island of Corfu. He was one of the most recognizable public figures of World War I., who was enjoying spending his summers at Achilleion Palace in Corfu.