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Giglio Island

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Address: Isola Del Giglio, Italy
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One of my favourite places in the world!

Been coming here since I was a kid! Giglio has the best views and is the most relaxing place! Going on a hike and visiting cannelle beach are must dos!

Reviewed 23 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Been coming here since I was a kid! Giglio has the best views and is the most relaxing place! Going on a hike and visiting cannelle beach are must dos!

Thank travellingsince1992
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent the day at the Island, which you get to by ferry. I highly recommend renting Vespas for the day and driving around the entire island. The beaches are great too.

Thank AHB-NC
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This little island is a place to see by anyone spending some time in Tuscany. Most common way to get there is the ferry from Porto San Stefano but there are smaller tour operators going there from other places (more to the north, i.e. san vincenzo). The port (Porto Giglio) is a nice place with the best nutella ice cream... More 

Thank redcard88
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path, this island is full of locals who know how to enjoy their relaxation. The island is full of hiking trails so everyone can get a bit of exercise to work off those huge Gigliese meals

1 Thank madluk
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Very Nice Island. Great beaches and Lovely weather. Castello are autentic and historic and Very romantic. Hopefully not the last visit

Thank Kim L
West Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Sunny everyday, hot, but breezy. Nights are cool, mornings warm. Sunshine everyday. Does it ever rain? Water so clear you can see the fish swim by. It is deeper than it looks. Plenty of rocks from which to jump and places to swim. Snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, fishing. Do it all. When the water is still it looks like the... More 

1 Thank HopsMCM
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

We enjoyed a sailing trip to Giglio Island, and loved it. The views from the top are amazing, the port is wonderful to explore, and the town at the top is something you will have to see! And you must have lunch at Santi Ristoranti - it's about as authentic as it gets!

1 Thank Donna077GA
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I took a 1 hour ferry from Porto Santo Stefano, departed at 10:30 in June. Two ferry companies operate. A return ticket is 24.50Euros. Nice change day at the beach. Felt more remote than the other beaches on mainland. very nice water. you can see Corsica. A bus service is scheduled to sync with the ferry on arrival in Giglio.... More 

2 Thank HMBoston
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

We took the ferry over from Porto Santo Stefano which takes about an hour. We started by touring the walled hilltop town of Giglio Castello and the Rocco Pisana fortress. We took a guided tour around the fortress that is still inhabited by 500 people. We visited their church and wandered around the tiny streets. After our tour we went... More 

Thank sket101
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Take the bus from the ferry port up to Giglio Castello at the top of the mountain. Climb the city streets to the Church and there you will find some interesting relics and history of the Saracens (Tunisian) battle of 1799. Walk down on a mule path that is rock strewn but scenic.

Thank mjrg59

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