Giglio Island: an itinerary to spend this June 2016 short break

You need a good place where to spend this June 2016 short break. And an itinerary, obviously. Well, the place that you are looking for is Giglio Island. To discover thanks to this 4-days itinerary:

 

First day: Giglio Porto

You will spend the first day in Giglio Porto, the port of the island. We suggest you to visit this place walking. In this way, you will see Cala del Saraceno (near the port), Torre del Saraceno (an ancient tower), Cala dell’Arenella and Cala delle Cannelle (two of the most beautiful beaches of the island).

 

Secondo day: Giglio Castello

It is the town situated in the heart of the island. The first thing that you will see in Giglio Castello is the imposing rocca Aldobrandesca (a fortress), built on the top of the hill. Walking along its stone streets and its small squares, you will immerse yourself in an evocative medieval atmosphere.

 

Third day: Giglio Campese

From the mountain, you will return by the sea, on the west coast this time. The tower and the sea stack are the symbols of Giglio Campese. The homonymous beach is the largest of the island. Near the tower there is the church of San Rocco al Campese.

 

Fourth day: punta di Capel Rosso

Probably, the ferry will bring you back home in the afternoon, and so you don’t have too much time. There is a path that leads from Giglio Castello to Punta Capel Rosso, at the southern end of the island. This excursion will take about six hours. But you will see one of the most beautiful views that Giglio Island can give you.

 

One last thing: this June 2016 short break on Giglio Island will be really complete only if you will taste this seven culinary specialties of the island.

 

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