Paradise Found: Savoy Palace, Madeira

Only know Madeira for its wine, cake or winter sun? Well you are missing out, as this subtropical island is poised to be a year-round delight

There is an idea about the island of Madeira, which is true of its island neighbour, the Canaries, that, settled as it is west of north Africa with a subtropical climate, it is a winter destination – a place to go when the rest of Europe offers little hope of heat and sunshine. But given recent summers in Europe, this could be set to change. While Madeira offers average temperatures of about 19 degrees in ...