From Wong Nai Chung Gap, walk up towards Parkview – the red brick buildings and past an artificial lake ( Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park ) on the right where you can see family or couples doing paddle boating . Stay on the same side as the lake , and walk up for 5-10 mins and you will then find an entrance on the right just before the Parkview. The map shows that you’re walking towards Violet Hill and Stanley – walk up and you will walk pass the side of Park View, and soon you’ll find yourself in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by mountains and valleys, with a view of many of the outlying islands that make up the territory. Most of the paths are concreted with clear signs.
During the Italian Renaissance , a group of humanists affiliated with the Roman Academy formed a sodality to pursue antiquarian interests, celebrating the "birthday of Rome" annually on April 20. In 1468, the Academy was suppressed by Pope Paul II for fomenting "republicanism, paganism , and conspiracy", but the sodality was reinstated about ten years later under Sixtus IV as the Societas Literatorum S. Victoris in Esquiliis ("Literary Society of Saint Victor on the Esquiline "). The reformed group placed itself under the new patronage of saints Victor, Fortunatus , and Genesius , "whose feast day was conveniently proven to coincide with the Palilia ". Their "Palilia" was organized by Pomponio Leto and featured speeches, a communal meal, and a poetry competition. 
Located close to the centre of Funchal but only a short stroll from the harbour, the cathedral, the colourful market and the openair cafes and restaurants of the old town, the Windsor offers a warm, friendly welcome and provides all the facilities for a really enjoyable stay in Madeira. Each of the hotel’s well-appointed, bedrooms (all doubles or twins for sole occupancy) has a private bathroom with hairdryer, bath, shower & wc, telephone, cable TV, mini-fridge and a safe. There’s a small restaurant / bar, a cosy lounge, 24 hour reception service, two lifts and a roof-top swimming pool and sun terrace with sunbeds, parasols and lovely panoramic views. The Windsor is an excellent base from which to explore Funchal and the rest of Madeira and we are delighted to include it in our 2017 programme. Travel One’s representative will be on hand to offer a range of excursions including half and full day island tours and escorted walking tours.