GIGLIO ISLAND, an uncontaminated paradise of nature

The island of Giglio is the second largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago. Its natural beauty makes it a true paradise. The entire coastline is made of jagged palisades, broken only by the Arenella, Porto, Cannelle and Caldane coves along the east coast, and by the larger beach of Campese to the northwest. Its mild climate offers visitors a wonderful stay in any season. The emerald green water and varied seabed teeming with fish offer visitors and scuba divers the chance to enjoy the uncontaminated waters. 
The island is rich in flora and fauna and the thick Mediterranean scrub is broken by terraces with olive groves, and vineyards which produce an excellent white wine, called Ansonica.

The population of the Island is concentrated at Giglio Porto, Giglio Castello and Campese. 
Giglio Porto, Giglio Island

Giglio Porto is a delightful village lying along a cove closed between two piers and backed by a terraced hill planted in vineyards. From here, a narrow, winding road leads up to Giglio Castle, the town hall that has jurisdiction over Giannutri Island as well.

Giglio Castello
The town of Giglio Castle has kept its look of a fortified village, surrounded by high medieval walls and watchtowers. It is a maze of tiny streets covered by arches, dark underground passages, steep steps carved in rock, and old houses crowded on top of one another with the Castle looming above.

Giglio Campese
Campese is situated on the island’s western coast. It is in the center of a bay bordered by a wide, sandy beach, embellished by the presence of an imposing tower. Both Giglio and the tiny, wild island of Giannutri are part of the Parco Nazionale dell’Archipelago Toscano.

The small island Giannutri is striking for its sheer cliffs dropping off into the crystal-clear sea, the sharp scent of its aromatic herbs and the remains of an ancient patrician Roman villa.

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