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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An important piece of world history and the end of the Cold War. It’s just along the sea front from the opera house and solfar modern art sculpture. Definitely worth a visit and they also have the first telegram mast located on the site with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seekeroffortune2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical, land mark ,worth stopping for a look ,this unassuming little building ,was instrumental , in ending the Cold war , as this was the meeting place ,for the peace talks ,between America and Russia ,and if you walk round the back of the building...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jarlath m m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes - it’s a White House on the sea, but it’s important to take a moment to acknowledge what was achieved there. FYI - this is where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War. You cannot enter the house. If you are walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CarolAnnG11
Reviewed 20 November 2018

walk along for the seaside, after Solfar that would be Hofdi House. good look if sunny day. it also has important history of it. worth to visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamface
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This was a really enjoyable visit for us. There’s a ton of history here and the house is located away from the centre of town too so it made for a nice 30 minute walk along the water for us. Check it out, it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Isurehopeso
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This house was pointed out to us on our way to The Secret Lagoon. This was where Ronald Reagan and Gorbahov met to end the Cold War. Its history is well worth checking out as it fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 14 September 2018

...and really scared. Cold War was at its best, and here in Italy have ss20 cruises pointed to our house. This two men, smiling in their coats: you know it history. We hope they would keep in touch... and they did. This was the place....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 379paolob
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is where Ronald Reagan and Micheal Gorbachev met for their famous summit meeting. I know I was there supporting the summit meeting. Sadly you can only go in by appointment which I found out you can arrange thru the Foreign Ministry if you have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Signing of the start of the end of the USSR. Significant and historic, not to mention the tragic suicide of the French Council family member 60 Years earlier. Rumors of ghosts persist. Great photo opportunity of the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Hofdi House doesn't offer much to see, only a well restored and maintained old house. The house is not open to the public. That said, its history is certainly of interest. It is well known for the meeting that took place in October 1986 between...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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