Ferry to Giglio
Passengers traveling by ferry to Giglio, the isle of goats, are landing on a mountainous island, mostly made of granite but also including charming beaches!
When traveling to the destination Giglio, visitors are soon going to discover the island's beauty. Composed mostly of rocks, mountains made of granite and having its biggest part covered in green, Giglio is a favorite target for those who want to relax but also for hikers and divers. Inhabited since the stone age and taking its name from the Greek word "aegilion", isola del Giglio consists of three main colonies which are the Giglio Port or Giglio Porto, Giglio Castle or Giglio Castello and Giglio Campese.
Since you will be disembarked at the port, Giglio Porto is the first one you will see and probably you will spend most of your time there. It is a pretty little town with colorful houses and many shops, bars and restaurants where you can drink coffee, eat and taste the famous and delicious local white wine "Ansonaco". The ancient Roman villa of Domitius Ahenobarbus is situated in Giglio port and it is the main attraction there. In addition, uphill and at a very high point of the island where you can go by grabbing a taxi or a bus, Giglio Castello is located. It is notable to say that you can also reach it on foot but can be really hard if you are not in a good shape. From this medieval walled fortress you can see the whole island and the sea surrounding it so this makes it a perfect spot for taking pictures. The castle also contains a church in Baroque style where inside are religious icons, a big ivory crucifix and also interesting narrow lanes to wander. This church was made by the sculptor Giambologna and is dedicated to San Pietro Apostolo.
On the island's western side, 5 kilometers away from Giglio Porto and Giglio Castello, you can find Giglio Campese. Bars, restaurants and the biggest beach of the isle lays there including private beach areas but free sand too. Three more charming beaches are the Caldane beach with its red sand and is the smallest of them, the rocky Aranella beach which provides a superb view over Argentario and La Canelle beach with its crystal clear waters. At the northeast point of Giglio, Punta Fenaio, there is the old lighthouse now transformed into a romantic resort with beautiful views over the ocean, nice Italian food combined with wine, perfect for relaxation.
Isola del Giglio is a part of the Province of Grosseto in the Tyrrhenian Sea and is one of the seven islands which form the Tuscan Archipelago. It is also positioned within the Archipelago Tuscano National Park. It abstains 16 kilometers from the Monte Argentario promontory and its coast longiness is about 27 kilometers long. Ferry routes Giglio occur from and to P.S. Stefano and Giannutri, especially in high season periods.
Giglio's demand is very high in summer so consider booking your ferry tickets in advance in order to secure your holidays!
Giglio port is located in the eastern coast of Giglio, being a part of Giglio Porto, the main settlement of the three on the island. It is a bustling port during summer and probably the most crowded zone in Giglio. The area around the harbor includes a tourist information center, restaurants, cafeterias, shopping places and roads which connect it with all the villages. After you debark, you can choose between buses and taxis in order to reach your accommodation. Check below in further details:
A bus service occurs and connects the three villages, Giglio Porto / Giglio Castello / Giglio Campese, frequently. Please check the Giglio Bus for further details.
Taxis in Giglio do not operate 24/7, so please call +39 340 8732865, +39 347 1941888, +39 338 9706950 or +39 330 731424 to book one in advance.
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