Vila Florina

Address: Sitio da Contenda Gaula, Gaula, Madeira, Madeira Islands, 9100, Portugal | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Sitio da Contenda Gaula, Gaula.
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Travel Blogs from Gaula

3 Days in Madeira

A travel blog entry by peterleesa on Jun 04, 2015

1 comment, 13 photos

... 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 ...

The Spectacular Gardens of Madeira

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on May 24, 2015

91 photos

... Berardo who founded the major museum of modern art in Belem in Lisbon
to house his collection.

Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are sometimes ranked along the
world’s most beautiful gardens. Like everything in Madeira, they’re very
vertical. You enter at the top and work your way down trails through various
themed gardens to the mansion and formal gardens. The pleasant mix of styles ...

Five Levadas Hike in West Central Madeira

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on May 20, 2015

49 photos

... The hike started out cold and windy but in bright sunshine near the start of one of the island's highest levadas. Although the walk probably has a different name, I don’t recall it and can’t find it on online maps, so I’m just calling it The Five Levadas Walk because it would take us along five levadas at different altitudes through the day.

We soon crossed back over the crest and descended into a north side valley that is the ...

Mountainside Levada Hike in Northern Madeira

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on May 19, 2015

55 photos

... groups are passing each other on the trail, but a wrong step could still land you hundreds of feet straight down the cliff. In that respect this particular levada walk was one of the scariest and potentially most dangerous hikes I’ve done. On most hikes I do, setting a foot in the wrong place just off the trail is not likely to be lethal, but here it could be.

The northern slopes of Madeira including the area through which this ...

Villages and Valleys in Madeira's Northeast

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on May 18, 2015

18 photos

... 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 ...