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Location: Provincia di Varese

Day 1 - 20 Aug 2021

Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa

Provincia di Varese, Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa
Provincia di Varese, Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa
Provincia di Varese, Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa

Content: Hi everyone, my journey starts here! We took a flight that carried us to Lisbon where we stayed only for a few hours (just the time for having a shower and taking a nap). We stayed in Star Inn Lisbon Airport, a very nice hotel closed to the airport. In our room we found typical liquor and biscuits!

Location: Lisboa

Day 2 - 21 Aug 2021

Aeroporto di Lisbona-Portela

Lisboa, Aeroporto di Lisbona-Portela

Content: At 7 am we took our second flight to arrive (finally) in the beautiful Madeira! Arriving in Madeira is possible (from Italy) passing through Lisbona/Porto.

Location: Funchal

Day 2 - 21 Aug 2021

Funchal

Funchal, Funchal

Content: Finally we landed in Funchal (curiosity: the city’s airport is named to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was born in Madeira). In the airport, before exit doors, is possible admiring 9 awards won by the island as the best destination in Europe and in the world! We rented a VW Polo with Enterprise in the airport and then we were ready for discovering Madeira😬

Monte Palace Madeira

Funchal, Monte Palace Madeira
Funchal, Monte Palace Madeira
Funchal, Monte Palace Madeira
Funchal, Monte Palace Madeira
Funchal, Monte Palace Madeira
Funchal, Monte Palace Madeira

Content: The first spot is called Monte Palace: a park surrounded by nature where it’s possibile to see butterflies, art exhibitions, insects and arachnids. The most attractive spot in this park is a Buddhist temple. There are so many ups and downs so the park provides golf kart for moving from on side to the other one.

Vila Baleira Funchal

Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal

Content: For lunch we went to our hotel in Funchal named Vila Baleira, so we could check our room and hotel’s pool (very nice😬). For me seafood paella😋

Vila Baleira Funchal

Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal

Content: These are our beautiful room and hotel’s pool! We spent an hour taking picture on the terrace. The hotel also offers a gym and a solarium. From our room it’s possible seeing the sea and I loved this😍

Location: Parque Florestal das Queimadas

Day 2 - 21 Aug 2021

Parque Florestal das Queimadas

Parque Florestal das Queimadas, Parque Florestal das Queimadas
Parque Florestal das Queimadas, Parque Florestal das Queimadas
Parque Florestal das Queimadas, Parque Florestal das Queimadas
Parque Florestal das Queimadas, Parque Florestal das Queimadas

Content: After lunch we spent the afternoon visiting Parque Florestal das Queimadas where it’s possible visiting Santana’s houses.

Location: Funchal

Day 2 - 21 Aug 2021

Vila Baleira Funchal

Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal

Content: Then we return back to Vila Baleira for dinner. Every course was so good, they are so attentive to quality.

Location: Fanal

Day 3 - 22 Aug 2021

Fanal Pond

Fanal, Fanal Pond
Fanal, Fanal Pond
Fanal, Fanal Pond
Fanal, Fanal Pond

Content: First spot of the day: Fanal Pond. Here the fog makes the place so magical! In this park there are so many cows and bulls so it’s better not to make too much noise.

Location: Seixal

Day 3 - 22 Aug 2021

Seixal

Seixal, Seixal
Seixal, Seixal

Content: We drive through Seixal and we were surprised for all these trees (Madeira is called in Italy the “green” island but we didn’t think so much “green”😅) In Madeira also driving is a pleasure because of its nature and its landscapes.

Piscinas Naturais do Seixal

Seixal, Piscinas Naturais do Seixal
Seixal, Piscinas Naturais do Seixal
Seixal, Piscinas Naturais do Seixal

Content: Second spot: finally ocean! We arrived in this beautiful natural pool, we prefer it because water isn’t so cold as in the ocean! There are rocks where it’s possible to lie down and sunbath!

Location: Ribeira Da Janela

Day 3 - 22 Aug 2021

Ribeira Da Janela

Ribeira Da Janela, Ribeira Da Janela
Ribeira Da Janela, Ribeira Da Janela
Ribeira Da Janela, Ribeira Da Janela

Content: The third spot is a little town called Ribeira da Janela, famous for its rocks emerging from the sea! Taking a photo in front of this rock is a must if you come to Madeira!

Location: Estreito da Calheta

Day 3 - 22 Aug 2021

Cozinha a Lenha

Estreito da Calheta, Cozinha a Lenha

Content: For lunch, a caesar salad for me and spit-roasted sausages for my boyfriend, all accompanied by typical bread with garlic called Bolo do Caco! We liked having lunch here: the waiters are very nice, they helped us showing beautiful spots that we hadn’t already see, and the food is amazing!

Location: 25 Fontes

Day 3 - 22 Aug 2021

25 Fontes Falls

25 Fontes, 25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes, 25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes, 25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes, 25 Fontes Falls

Content: To finish the day we choose a difficult hiking to arrive in 25 fontes falls! The path isn’t easy and is very steep in some places but the beauty of the destination has removed the fatigue! From 9 am to 6 pm is possible not walking during the last leg of the route by taking a bus. This time we chose to continue our hiking but the next time we called immediately the bus driver😅

Location: Funchal

Day 3 - 22 Aug 2021

Vila Baleira Funchal

Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal

Content: To finish the day vegetable soup and pastel de nata with liquor! It’s time to go to bed to be ready for the next day.

Location: Ponta do Sol

Day 4 - 23 Aug 2021

Ponta do Sol

Ponta do Sol, Ponta do Sol
Ponta do Sol, Ponta do Sol
Ponta do Sol, Ponta do Sol

Content: Today we started the day watching the sunrise in Ponta do Sol, famous for being called “5 terre of Madeira”.

Location: Achadas Da Cruz

Day 4 - 23 Aug 2021

Achadas Da Cruz

Achadas Da Cruz, Achadas Da Cruz
Achadas Da Cruz, Achadas Da Cruz

Content: Then we crossed the occidental coast of the island. There are unbelievable landscapes that made us speechless. Madeira is also full of small and white churches and I wanted to take a photo to all of that😬

Location: Porto Moniz

Day 4 - 23 Aug 2021

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

Content: Snorkeling 🤿 !! Porto Moniz has a beautiful natural pool where is possible to swim with fish!

Location: Seixal

Day 4 - 23 Aug 2021

Miradouro do Véu da Noiva

Seixal, Miradouro do Véu da Noiva

Content: On the road we found this amazing spot: a waterfall falling into the ocean!

Location: Santana

Day 4 - 23 Aug 2021

Santana

Santana, Santana
Santana, Santana
Santana, Santana

Content: Last spot of the day: typical house of Santana in Santana! These houses could be found in some different places of Madeira. In Santana they are more colorful and there are so many tourists to visit!

Location: Pico do Arieiro

Day 5 - 24 Aug 2021

Pico do Arieiro

Pico do Arieiro, Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, Pico do Arieiro

Content: On the top! Arriving to the top is very easy and if you like it, it’s possible waking from Pico do Aireiro to Pico Ruivo through about 10 km hiking.

Location: Santana

Day 5 - 24 Aug 2021

PR11 Levada dos Balcões

Santana, PR11 Levada dos Balcões
Santana, PR11 Levada dos Balcões

Content: Another day another walking! An easier walking to reach the vereda do balcoes! This island is sooo green that my eyes can’t understand it!

Location: Faial

Day 5 - 24 Aug 2021

Faial

Faial, Faial
Faial, Faial

Content: We spent the afternoon in this beautiful beach! The color of the sea is a pleasure for the soul!

Location: Funchal

Day 5 - 24 Aug 2021

Vila Baleira Funchal

Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal
Funchal, Vila Baleira Funchal

Content: We had dinner and we went to bed ready for the next day destination: PORTO SANTO!

Location: Aeroporto di Porto Santo

Day 6 - 25 Aug 2021

Aeroporto di Porto Santo

Aeroporto di Porto Santo, Aeroporto di Porto Santo
Aeroporto di Porto Santo, Aeroporto di Porto Santo
Aeroporto di Porto Santo, Aeroporto di Porto Santo

Content: Finally arrived in Porto Santo! We spent there two days! Landing in Porto Santo is possible by ship or by plane (we preferred take a flight that lasts about 10 minutes, because the ship requires almost 4 hours)

Location: Porto Santo

Day 6 - 25 Aug 2021

Porto Santo

Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo

Content: We visited Cristoforo Colombo’s house. It costs only 2€ and the museum in very interesting! The House is so small but very smart and if you have half an hour free well… let’s go and visit it!!!

Porto Santo

Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo

Content: We rented a quad for the afternoon and we visited all the island, from Mohinos do Ventos to Praia Calheta! I think that quad is the best transport to visit the island! 4 hours are enough to visit everything is worth to visit!

Location: Porto Santo

Day 7 - 26 Aug 2021

Porto Santo

Porto Santo, Porto Santo

Content: We had breakfast in +Sabor, a bakery that sell these slices of cake for 1€ per one! Here you have breakfast with a maximum spending of 5€ per two people!

Porto Santo

Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo, Porto Santo

Content: After living our house for the night we spent the day on the beach! On the beach it’s possible find FREE straw umbrella!

Location: Caniçal

Day 7 - 26 Aug 2021

Ponta de São Lourenço

Caniçal, Ponta de São Lourenço
Caniçal, Ponta de São Lourenço

Content: In the evening we took a flight that brought us back to Madeira. We waited for the sunset watching Ponta de Sao Laurenco (it’s possible stroll up to the tip but we hadn’t much time)

Location: Funchal

Day 8 - 27 Aug 2021

Funchal Bay

Funchal, Funchal Bay
Funchal, Funchal Bay

Content: We spent the morning on a boat looking for dolphins but unfortunately we didn’t see it🥺 We booked this experience on Getyourguide.

Funchal

Funchal, Funchal
Funchal, Funchal
Funchal, Funchal
Funchal, Funchal
Funchal, Funchal

Content: We spent a few hours visiting Funchal and its beaches, that are characterized by these anomalous stones. In the city it’s possible to see many doors of the houses painted in that way!

Location: Ponta do Sol

Day 8 - 27 Aug 2021

Cascata dos Anjos

Ponta do Sol, Cascata dos Anjos
Ponta do Sol, Cascata dos Anjos

Content: To get the next destination we literally drove under a waterfall. It’s sooo funny that some people decided to put on bathing suits and “to have a shower”😂

Location: Risco Waterfall

Day 8 - 27 Aug 2021

Risco waterfall

Risco Waterfall, Risco waterfall
Risco Waterfall, Risco waterfall
Risco Waterfall, Risco waterfall

Content: This walk is very easy and accessible to all! It lasts about 2 hours and a part of that walk is the same of the one that carries to 25 Fontes Fall. This time we decided to take the bus in the last section of the route😬

Location: Caniço

Day 8 - 27 Aug 2021

Cristo Rei

Caniço, Cristo Rei
Caniço, Cristo Rei
Caniço, Cristo Rei
Caniço, Cristo Rei

Content: To finish the day like this is priceless! We watched the sunset from Cristo Rei (similar but smaller than the one situated in Rio de Janeiro). This part of the island isn’t so much green so you can find cactus and aloe in everywhere!

Location: Câmara de Lobos

Day 9 - 28 Aug 2021

Câmara de Lobos

Câmara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos
Câmara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos
Câmara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos
Câmara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos

Content: During our last day here we visited Camara de Lobos where all the installations in the city are made with plastic and cans recovered from the sea and recycled. The word “lobos” means seal.

Location: Santa Cruz, Madeira

Day 9 - 28 Aug 2021

Aeroporto di Funchal

Santa Cruz, Madeira, Aeroporto di Funchal

Content: Time to leave Madeira is arrived🥺 I think that a human at least once in his life have to go and visit this beautiful island. Its landscapes and color palette are amazing. We booked only one hotel and then we moved to and from that hotel. The island isn’t very big so it’s possible doing it.

Location: Lisboa

Day 9 - 28 Aug 2021

Aeroporto di Lisbona-Portela

Lisboa, Aeroporto di Lisbona-Portela

Content: Back to Italy, see you soon Madeira🎈❤️