Cadogan Guide: Madeira and Porto Santo

Cadogan Guide: Madeira and Porto Santo

by Rodney Bolt
     
 

Now fully redesigned, this new edition of a Cadogan bestseller contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. With striking color photos and more listings than ever, the guide reveals an island of sleepy coastal villages and rugged hiking trails, of dramatic volcanic peaks and a uniquely Portuguese and

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Now fully redesigned, this new edition of a Cadogan bestseller contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. With striking color photos and more listings than ever, the guide reveals an island of sleepy coastal villages and rugged hiking trails, of dramatic volcanic peaks and a uniquely Portuguese and British culture. It gives practical advice on the best walking tours and day trips, and has a section identifying Madeira’s spectacular flora that will delight gardening fans. The markets of Funchal’s cobbled old town are explored, and there’s up-to-the-minute advice on where to stay, eat and drink. So whether you fancy an island holiday of clambering across volcanic rocks or of relaxing on the pristine beaches of Porto Santo, this is the guide to take.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860113642
Publisher:
Cadogan Guides
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Country and Regional Guides - Cadogan Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,047,352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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‘Most of Madeira is made up of soft, reddish-brown tufa, with occasional pillars of dark basalt. Tufa, as one traveller pointed out, can be cut as smoothly and precisely as cheese. You’ll see roads sliced out of vertical cliffs, mountains carved into tiny terraces, and goat-sheds scooped out of the hillsides’

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