THE TOWNS

 

Isola del Giglio - Porto Alba

Giglio Porto - It is the arrival and the departure point in the island and the most important commercial centre. It is surrounded by three sunny beaches: Arenella, Cannelle and Caldane. It is well-equipped for recreational boating. Interesting its many shops, boutiques, restaurants along the promenade around the harbor.

 

 

Isola del Giglio Castello - Borgo antico

Giglio Castello - It is the seat of the Municipality, very old medieval town, on top a hill, it is encircled by high walls strengthened by towers, full of stony-paved winding alleyways. The XIVth century church is of considerable historical interest; in it you find jealously guarded an ivory Cross attributed to Giambologna. Located 400 m. above sea level, surrounded by a pine wood, it offers a beautiful landscape to the tourists that live in the characteristic flats within the walls. It is ten minutes drive far from the sea.

Isola del Giglio - Campese spiaggia

Giglio Campese - In the centre of a beautiful bay, with an outstanding coastline, a nice small harbor and a kilometre long sandy beach, it is the most suggestive place of the entire island. Here you can admire the Medici Tower one of the most beautiful towers in the Tuscan coastline; it is build on a rock attached to the island by a bridge. It was build in the XVIth century to defend the inhabitants from pirates assaults. There are touristic and sport facilities, such as swimming and surfing schools.