Weekend on Giglio Island: the holiday to suit all tastes
- Published: 19-02-2015
- Category: Things to Do
A place to be seen throughout the year, from spring to autumn. Even for a short break, 2-3 days at most. And if you decided to spend a weekend in Giglio Island, there are so many things to do and see: it just depends on your fancy.
Beaches and relax
Cala dell’Arenella, Cannelle beach, Campese beach, cala delle Caldane, cala degli Alberi: these can be considered the five most beautiful beaches of Giglio Island. But they are not the only ones. All along the coast of the island there are small coves and hidden beaches, often accessible only by sea. Inevitable in summer, also worth visiting in the fall and spring when the weather is good.
The island of Giglio is divided into three parts and, in this weekend, you could spend a day in each of them:
- Giglio Porto: a quaint little town with a dual personality, a tourist and shopping one and another much more traditional and charming;
- Giglio Campese: one of the major tourist areas of the island. Overlooks a large sandy bay surrounded by rocks and a tower;
- Giglio Castello: the name comes from the imposing Rocca overlooking the town and the surrounding landscape.
Giglio Island is a recommended destination for a weekend entirely devoted to sports. Given the beauty of its depths, of course diving are the main water sports. But on the island you can also go hiking, kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling.
The so-called lovers’ lighthouse would not even need an introduction, made famous by the novel Scusa ma ti chiamo amore by Federico Moccia. Giglio Island reserves places and unique atmosphere for a romantic weekend, atmosphere guaranteed especially for the sunsets on the sea and the ancient streets of its towns.
During your weekend in Giglio Island you can save bit of time for a trip to this small island and its untouched nature: every day, especially in summer, various excursions by boat depart from Giglio Porto toward Giannutri.
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