[...] its impregnable fortress, seated on a double cliff which overhangs the bay. After being admitted to pratique, we went on shore. The quarter of the town which first presents itself, is calculated to give a most favourable idea of the island, presenting a superb esplanade, one quarter of which contains the beautiful palace erected during the residence of the late governor, Sir Thomas Maitland; to the left are seen the lofty peaks of the fortress, and at their base the old Venetian palace, now occupied as the Ionian university. In front is a fine lawni decorated with a Grecian fountain, and opening out into a splendid view of the ocean, and the woody hills which formed the.ancient kingdom of Alcinous. On the right, a line of good build ings and a colonnade, separate this quarter from the low unhealthy houses and narrow streets of the old town. The latter, however, is beginning to assume a much more pleasing appearance; the principal streets having been all broken up, are now intersected by sewers, and well Mac-Adamized; presenting a far different air from those which yet retain the ruinous pavements laid down by the Venetians; but as the work is still going on, a short time may see the whole completed, and give the Corfiots another occasion of gratitude for the residence of the English[...].