Relax, beach and traditional food: a holiday in Giglio Campese

Campese Giglio islandA perfect destination for a relaxing holiday with the whole family, or dedicated to water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving. It is also a good starting point for visiting other places of the island. The following, are the main things to see during your holiday in Giglio Campese.

Torre Campese – The first thing you see in Giglio Campese is its most representative monument, the symbol of the town: it is the Tower Campese, hence the name of the locality. It was used for sighting and defending the city against pirate attacks. It was commissioned in the sixteenth century by Cosimo I de’ Medici.

Faraglione of Giglio Island – A rocky peak (Faraglione) that rises in front of the homonymous Punta del Faraglione. It is characterized by  its elongated shape while the top curves towards the shores of the island. Around the Faraglione there are other rocks, smaller, and the area is ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Promenade and beach – The Tower Campese and the Faraglione surround the two sides of the bay where Giglio Campese is located. This is one of the most beautiful beaches of Giglio Island: it is sandy, easily accessible, provided with amenities and facilities, and also suitable for all water sports enthusiasts. The promenade offers beautiful walks, especially at sunset, and hosts several beach resorts.

Church of San Rocco al Campese – it is a modern building, built in 1990 near the Tower Campese.

Food & drink – Between Via di Mezzo Franco and via Provinciale there are the most bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants of the town of Giglio Campese. This is where you need to go if you want to taste the delicious typical dishes of Giglio Island.

These are the main attractions of Giglio Campese. Consider also that the other villages on Giglio Island are a short distance away and can be easily reached both by car (boarded on the ferry) and public transportation to get around the Giglio Island.

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