Ferdinand von Miller the sculpturer of Achilleion Palace

A statue in New York scupltured by Ferdinand von Miller

Ferdinand von Miller was a renowned German artisan, particularly famous for his outstanding work as a sculptor and bronze caster. In the world of architecture and art, his name is indelibly linked with the Achilleion Palace in Corfu, Greece. Commissioned by Empress Elisabeth of Austria who wished to pay homage to the Greek hero Achilles, […]

Empress Elisabeth of Austria: Life and Legacy

Depiction of The Austrian Imperial Family. Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Introduction Empress Elisabeth of Austria, affectionately known as Princess Sissy, was a woman of enduring charm and complexity. Her life was a tapestry of royal duties, personal tragedies, and profound passion for freedom. A significant chapter of her intriguing narrative unfolds on the picturesque island of Corfu, Greece, where she built the magnificent Achilleion Palace. […]

Raffaele Caritto the Architect of the Achilleion Palace

Raffaele Caritto architect. Pillars in front of Achilleion Palace in Corfu

Raffaele Caritto was an eminent Italian architect in the 19th century, celebrated for his neoclassical designs. His architectural prowess is best exemplified in the grandiosity of the Achilleion Palace. Commissioned by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Caritto’s vision and craftsmanship transformed her vision into a reality, creating a palace that stands as a symbol of Corfu’s […]