The 25th of april is a festive day in Italy and in Portugal. This day is celebrate every year in both countries for different historical facts. In Portugal the celebration regards the commemoration of the Carnation’s Revolution, Revolução dos Cravos, in 1974, a process that started with a military coup and became a real revolution, with … More 25th of April, Italy like Portugal: a day of freedom.
The Marine Biology Station of Funchal is a research center set in the Lido of Funchal. The center was born on the 28th of September 1999 and it is part of the European Network of Marine Biology stations (MARS) and the Portuguese Institute of Marine Research (IMAR). The work of the center is very important for the … More Visit to the Marine Biology Station of Funchal
Starting a new year, it would be nice to know more about the place where we are doing a volunteer project: Camara de Lobos. Walking around the city of Camara the Lobos it is not difficault to meet people that want to speak with you, that are interested to know who tou are, where you … More Collecting stories in Camara De Lobos
Fado is currently a world wide known symbol of Portugal, being represented for many years in foreign countries by Amália Rodrigues, and more recently by Dulce Pontes, Mariza and Katia Guerreiro, among others. Throughout the world, to the name of Portugal, there were two things immediately referred: the Fado and soccer. Although taking many forms, … More The history of Fado
The Poncha is one of the most traditional drink of Madeira island. Nowadays is very popular in the island and it is also possible to find it in the mainland of Portugal. The main ingredient of Poncha is the tipical rum from Madeira ” Aguardente”, produced in the island from the sugar cane. The history … More The Origin of Poncha
One of the most interesting aspect about Madeira Island is her geological history. The island was generated by a stream of magma that raised a platform of land from a depth of 4000 m in the deep ocean to the 1862 m of Pico Ruivo, the highest place in the island. The island is very … More Making natural colors with volcan stones.