Giglio Island tour of the lighthouses

The excursions on Giglio Island are one of the pleasures to enjoy during a trip to this island in the Tyrrhenian sea. The available routes are various and beautiful. But there is one in particular that will allow you to move between the scent of the sea and the atmosphere of the hills: the tour of the four lighthouses on Giglio island.

Fenaio Lighthouse – It is located in the northern part of Giglio island, on the promontory. The Fenaio lighthouse was inaugurated in 1883 to replace Vaccarecce lighthouse, which had become inadequate. It can be reached on foot or by boat from Giglio Campese.

Vaccarecce Lighthouse – Also known as the lovers’ lighthouse, nickname due to the success of the novel Scusa, ma ti chiamo amore by Federico Moccia. Now disused, it is the oldest lighthouse on Giglio island. It is located at a short distance from Giglio Castello but it cannot be visited, although near the lighthouse you can enjoy a wonderful view of the island.

Capel Rosso Lighthouse – In the southern part of the island, on the promontory. Reaching the lighthouse could be a nice opportunity for a pleasant  excursion leaving Giglio Castello.

Giannutri Lighthouse – This octagonal tower with red and white stripes is unique. It is located in the southern part of Giannutri island, and rises from Punta Rossa or Punta di Capel rosso (it is often mistaken for Capel Rosso Lighthouse, above mentioned).

The four lighthouses are other excursions that will allow you to admire some of the most beautiful views and of the least – known areas of Giglio island.

 

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