The sun presses against the leaves, piercing through the canopy filled with exotic birds. This is Madeira – a vibrant green island set in the Atlantic Ocean. Just 35 miles long and 13 miles at its widest point, it is part of Portugal and only an-hour-and-a-half flight from Lisbon. Winston Churchill, Gregory Peck and George Bernard Shaw all stayed on the island and today it remains warm, welcoming and blissfully untouched by mass tourism. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Madeira.