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... allowed to look at them. They specialise in a flat bread roll which is cut in half and then smothered with garlic butter. Very nice. Surprisingly didn't see much Madeira cake. The main reason for our visit to Madeira was to have a look at the madeira Wine the island is famous for. In Australia we make (or thought we made) a Madeira style of fortified wine using Verdelho grapes. Real Madeira is a little different. There are 4 styles of Madeira ranging ...
... 000 vertical feet in 15 minutes, kind of like ski
gondola over a cityscape.
The higher of Funchal’s two main gardens is in neighborhood
called Monte near the top of suburban settlement. As well as the gardens there’s
also a pilgrimage church in neighborhood, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Monte, that
oddly enough contains the tomb of Emperor Charles I of Austria, the last
Habsburg emperor who ...
Funchal is Madeira’s capital and main city with a population
of 120,000, about half the island’s total. Like everywhere else in Madeira,
Funchal has almost no flat land; it’s a very vertical city not in the height of
its buildings but in its topography. The twisty streets climb steeply into hills
just behind the city’s waterfront.
Funchal has a small old town with a fort that ...
... other side of the tunnel we had a lunch stop in warm sunshine before beginning our descent to three more lower levadas, a mix of walks down steep trails and steps to each lower level levada followed by very long nearly flat walks along the levadas. However much we descended, though, where we met our vans after 16 kilometers (almost 10 miles) of walking downhill, I suspect we still descended an additional 2,000 vertical feet further through the vineyards until we got to the ...
... the Madeiran cocktail made of local rum,
juice from fresh lemons, and honey. Sugarcane was at times a major crop on the
island but is now only grown on a small scale and mostly used to produce rum.
What’s unique about the distillery we visited is that it uses entirely 19th
century equipment and methods, sort an artisanal boutique operation with a lot
of manual labor.
The distillery was followed by a snack stop at a ...