Spending August 15th, 2017, on Giglio Island: an idea for the day

August 15th, 2017, in Italy: Giglio Island

You have chosen to spend the summer on Giglio Island or you are seriously thinking about doing it. And, for you, the “main day” of the summer holidays is August 15th. In other words, you need a good idea to spend Ferragosto on this wonderful island.

Here it is:

  • Morning. The first part of the day will be dedicated exclusively to relaxation. Relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches on Giglio Island: in particular, we recommend you to choose your favourite one among cala dell’Arenella, spiaggia di Campese and cala delle Caldane, which can offer several services and are also suitable for those who are spending a Day with children.
  • Afternoon. The faro del Fenaio (a lighthouse), on the northern coast of the island, was inaugurated in 1883. From Giglio Castello, there is a road that leads to this lighthouse: the journey by foot takes about one hour and thirty minutes, a path between the scents of the sea and the Mediterranean scrub. Once you get to the lighthouse, you will admire a breathtaking panorama.
  • Dinner. After this pleasant walk, you will surely be hungry. Both in Giglio Castle and in Giglio Porto, there are several typical restaurants, where to taste the culinary specialties of the island, such as cacciucco (a fish soup), coniglio alla cacciatora (rabbit) and totani ripieni (squid).
  • Evening. Usually, on the occasion of the Ferragosto, several events take place in the square or on the seashore in the three villages of the island. For further information, please visit Isola del Giglio municipality official website, Comune.isoladelgiglio.gr.it.

Now, to plan your vacation, there’s only one thing left to do: book a ferry trip to Giglio Island.


Image source: Flickr.com/photos/gioanola

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