Stories and places of extraordinary beauty, a landscape to fall in love with, and authentic islanders passionate about life. Giglio Island has a genuine heritage.
The winds, bad weather and scarce land with its inconstant yields dominate Giglio Island. Those who come here – many are artists – are fascinated by a dark energy. Whoever leaves has the suspicion of having lost it.
In addition to incredibly transparent waters, the island offers visitors various types of fascinating coasts, from rocky ones in the eastern part of the island that slope gently towards the sea, to sandy ones, equipped for seaside tourism.
The beauty of the island, however, is not only that of its sea and coasts: inland, your eyes will be captivated by the beauty of the steep terrain snatched by man from the mediterranean scrub and cultivated since the time of the Etruscans; perched vineyards of native grapes, Ansonica, suspended between dry granite walls and the blinding blue sky and sea. The climatic conditions and a unique terrain create a wine of exceptional value, straw yellow in colour, with marked aromas, a warm and harmonious flavor as well as a contained acidity. These grapes are also particularly suited for sun drying; they are spread on granite rocks and give life to a sweet passito wine of great quality.
Traditional cuisine is part of the daily island life; there are countless typical dishes to taste, often with a base of simple fish such as fish in “scaveccio” which is floured, fried and seasoned with a particular vinegar-based sauce. Even at dessert time, the traditional flavors are always on the table: the “panificato”, made with figs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, grape jam, orange zest, cinnamon and chocolate, is the dessert par excellence on Giglio.
The mild climate of the island, caressed by the winds and sea, makes it incredibly pleasant from April to October. If summertime is its maximum expression – with an energy that pervades the island and its charming villages – then autumn and spring are precious opportunities for a holiday in the spirit of genuine adventures.
Whether you are looking for a “slow paced” holiday – enchanted by the sweetness of the sea, immersed in long walks over paths far away from chaos, pollution and stress – or an active outdoor one with activities ranging from mountain biking to cycling, to water sports – on Giglio Island you will rediscover excitement once again.