TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Ventura Madeira
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... it felt like we were in an aeroplane looking down on the clouds. Never seen so many Agapanthus - they are everywhere. We stayed in a guest house about 2km from the city centre. It was a bit dated, but will live in my memory forever. On the beds there was one pillow each, roughly the thickness of a pillow slip plus a single piece of tissue paper. The thinnest pillows ever seen. I asked for another couple and then we had pillows equivalent to having ...
... heavy on Asian-themed gardens and water features. There’s also a
small museum displaying Berardo’s extensive collection of contemporary
Zimbabwean art, and the trails which snake downwards through the gardens are
lined with about 50 works of art in azulejos (glazed ceramic tiles) each
depicting scenes from a different era of Portuguese history, including one for
each Portuguese king. This helped ...
... consumption, and electricity generation. Being a more modern contruction, this tunnel was a higher one so didn’t involve the long distance squatting and ducking to avoid bumping my head the way as required for the tunnels on the walk along the older levada. There are no lights in the tunnels, so having a torch/flashlight of some sort is essential. Fortunately, I always travel with a small headlight I use for setting up my tent when I’m camping.
... 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 ...
... and there we faced lots and lots of stairs, actually the stairs were quite good compared to some we have been in other places. The views were breathtaking. Right up the top was a glass platform that jutted out 589 metres over the top of the cliff. The Platform is on the highest sea-cliff in Europe and the second highest in the world. I thought that I handled the height pretty well and I can now say that I have been on the 2 highest glass platforms in the world, the other ...