Odessa - Ukraine's Melting Pot. City Walk with a Quiz. Part 3.
Sat, 11 Dec 5:15 AM - Ukraine
This live-stream Odessa tour will take you on an exciting journey into the city’s eighteen hundreds. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Odessa’s early settlers - Italians, Greeks, Polish, English and French. They arrived in the frontier of the Russian Empire and made the «Odessa project» happen.
The four foreigners met on a Russian navy vessel in 1780s- Jose de Ribas, Duc de Richelieu, Count of Langeron and François de Wollant. De Ribas convinced the Russian Empress Catherine the Great to found Odessa on the frontier. Richeliue made it the 3rd largest city in the Russian Empire in just 11 years. Langeron established here free economic zone, which boosted city’s economy. Finally, de Wollant created the first plan of the city and the harbor. Quite an impact!
Those four took the lead and were supported by hundreds of French, Germans, Polish, English, Greeks and Italians who were encouraged to settle in Odessa in the 19th century.
This Odessa live-stream walk takes you through the city’s old town, soaked in history and packed full of the most entertaining stories. After all, it can’t be any other way! Odessa’s foreign settlers were adventurous and entrepreneurial people. Fanconi, Astoridi, Frapolli, Pototsky, Sabansky — they played key roles in wheat trade, opened the city’s first coffee shops and bakeries, designed splendid buildings, which still exist.
You’ll enjoy this walk. It will make you forget that you are somewhere there…..in Ukraine… . And to make it even more exciting, we’re going to do a fun quiz.
Special note to those who have taken the Jewish Odessa tour part 1: the route of this live-stream city walk partially duplicates the route of the Jewish Odessa
tour part 1.
Look forward to seeing you in Odessa!