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.
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.
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.