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All About Portugal | July 21, 2019

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Islands

Portuguese Islands are true paradises. Most of them are still of the major tourist beaten tracks, remaining as nature sanctuaries. While Madeira Island is well famed all over the world, Porto Santo Island and, above all, the Azores archipelago still keep the hordes of tourists away and are refuges of peace and tranquility.

Ponta Delgada, a historical city

November 6, 2011 |

Ponta Delgada the Azores capital, balances wisely tradition with modernity and cosmopolitism with a bucolic scene as few places in the world

Even though Ponta Delgada is the administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores and, therefore, the … Read More

Madeira island, pearl of the Atlantic

October 5, 2011 | | One Comment

The natural wonders, the astonishing views, the warm and calm sea, the gastronomy and the friendly people are some of Madeira’s highlights.

Approaching Madeira from the air is an unforgettable experience even for those who, like me, are afraid of … Read More

Bolo do caco, the bread from Madeira

October 5, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Bolo do caco, a delicious wheat bread, is gastronomic treat from Madeira that can be served as a first course, a side dish or a main dish.

Made of wheat, bolo do caco is a delicious bread typical from Madeira … Read More

Porto Moniz, an unforgettable place

September 29, 2011 |

Porto Moniz is an unforgettable place, famed for its volcanic rocks pools and its amazing natural beauty, just 35 minutes away from Funchal.

Porto Moniz is part of every touristic itinerary of Madeira island. Looking from the belvedere on the … Read More

Poncha, strong beverage from Madeira

September 26, 2011 |

Poncha is a beverage from the Madeira archipelago, featuring sugar cane “aguardente”, lemon and bee’s honey, deriving from an India drink.

To taste one Poncha is commendatory for all who visit Madeira island. Yet, I am sure that for most … Read More

Funchal, the lovely capital of Madeira

September 18, 2011 |

Funchal, Madeira’s capital, is worldwide famed by its natural beauty. However, it has so much more to offer, such as history and gastronomy.

Embracing the Atlantic, guarded by the imposing mountains on the back, Funchal offers a remarkable scenery, worthy … Read More

Pico do Areeiro, walking on Madeira’s sky

September 11, 2011 |

Pico do Areeiro, the 3rd higest peak of Madeira, offers breathtaking views. From here you can walk along the highest peaks of the island.

I have started the trip to Pico do Areeiro with high expectations as I have heard … Read More

Santana, the Biosphere Reserve of Madeira

June 29, 2011 |

Santana in Madeira is a natural paradise on Earth, recognized by the UNESCO, that named it a Biosphere reserve and a Natural Heritage Site.

Located in the northern part of the Madeira island, Santana is worldwide famous for its small triangular houses … Read More