Ferienhaus del Giglio
Tourists fond of the sea can book a room in one of several hotels, bed and breakfast and hotels present in 'Isola del Giglio, the largest of the islands of Tuscany after the Island of Elba. Always tourist destination continues to grow, the island offers numerous opportunities for hiking nell'incontaminato hinterland, mixed rock and arid zones reforested.
The island is rich in wildlife and vegetation, with peregrine falcons, kestrels and mouflon, with an incredible abundance of wild flowers is the only place outside of the north where grows the flower of 'artemisia.
The island gets its name from the Roman colony of Aeglium, already at that destination resorts of the most illustrious figures of that period until the end Middle Ages. The economy was sustained by the quarries of granite: the stones extracted were used to build many of the medieval churches in the area.
Tourists who decide to reach the Isola del Giglio boat can dock at Porto Giglio Where there is a good bus service direct to the two main dell'Isola: Giglio Castle and Giglio Campese. Or you can rent bicycles or motorbikes to explore the island in complete freedom.
Ferries to the island of Giglio
Phone: 0564 810 803
Rate: 6.00 euros one way
Phone: 0564 812 920
Rate: 6.00 euros one way
Tickets can be purchased directly on board or on one of the many kiosks on the quay of the port. E 'idea to leave the car at land, because the transport can be very expensive: there are car parks fee on the seafront price of 8.00 euro per day.
The most important day of the port is August 10: The inhabitants are a race to retrieve a flag tied to a tree of cuccagna set in the middle of the sea.
The same day the Palio is held seafaring, including the three districts of the port.
Surrounded by rocks, offers a panorama of relief, with very impressive case on a colored background of vineyards and terraces. In port, as well as numerous restaurants and shipyards, is presnte Saraceno of the tower, built by Ferdinand I in 1596, where you can find a peaceful spot to relax for observing the walls of an ancient Roman basin.
The beaches are small but clean and attractive: one in Punta Aranella, one in the Cala Canelle and another at the Cala Caldane.
Useful information for tourists
Phone: 0564 809 400
Yachting Marine - rent boats
Thaon Via de Revel, 9
Phone: 0564 809 610
Blue Scuba Diving Club - diving
Via del Saraceno
Phone: 340 399 4648
It remains hidden in the hills about 6 km from the port. The city is still surrounded by walls Fortified, which contain as an impressive number of well-preserved narrow alleys, very characteristic, adorned by beautiful medieval arches. The fortress of granite, which is the entrance to the medieval quarter, you can easily reach the port by bus, which stops near a vine-covered patio in the main square in front.
The castle cha gives its name to the town of Pisa is the work, completed after the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Visited the old town, you can tour the trails sterrati outside the walls, to enjoy a splendid panorama view on the island and on the ruins below.
For tourists who want to explore the inside of advised to follow a path on the street, that you Castello Giglio winds for about 9 km up to Punta del Capel Rosso, the most in the south of the island. The whole trip takes about 3 hours, immersed in a wild and lonely.