Ernest Hemingway reportedly described the wicker-basket ride as one of the most exhilarating experiences in his life.
Made by hand, Madeira embroidery. Susanin's Charity auctions in Chicago offered a famed collection of Madeira embroidery last year. For auction results, call 312/832-9800 or long onto www.susaninscharity.com. The linens were from the estate of Vera Way Marghab; proceeds were donated to the South Dakota Art Museum. More than 500 sets of Madeira linen were sold.
Embroidered Black Dress
Designer Fernanda Nobrega uses traditional cutwork and embroidery in her new collection.
One of the island's oldest embroidery ateliers, Patricio & Gouveia.
Tunnels and a bridge link Funchal, the capital, to near by villages.
Funchal Mayor Miguel Albuquerque and his wife, Elizabete, run an extraordinary bed-and-breakfast, Quinta do Arco, complete with an authentic wine cellar that includes Madeira that was bottled 200 years ago.