Christopher Catling "Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides – Madeira"
Published by Dorling Kindersley | Publication date : April 2005 | ISBN : 1405308745 | PDF | 137 pages | English | 5.2 MB
Madeira is an island of astonishing contrasts. From the big-city sophistication of the capital, Funchal, it is a short step to the primeval woodland that cloaks the dramatic cliffs and canyons of the island’s interior. The fertility of Madeira’s flower-filled gardens is in marked contrast to the aridity of the island’s volcanic peaks.
And nothing could be more different than the gentle rippling of the levadas (canals), which carry water into Madeira’s deepest valleys, and the crash of the waves that dash the island’s rocky shores. Madeira has been called a place where all the continents meet. It has something of them all – including snow.