Isola del Giglio
Giglio Island is located in the center of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is an hour's boat ride from Porto Santo Stefano (Monte Argentario).
It has an area of bout 24 km² and its territory is characterised by a predominantly mountainous terrain.
Giglio is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park and has always provided a crystal clear sea, unspoilt nature and an quiet tranquility that betters the fashionable tourist resorts.
Its name originates from the classical period, when there was a large number of goats (the ancient Greek word for goat was "Aigylion" which then became "Igilium" in Latin).
It is an island predominantly made of tough granite, and its coast alternates between cliffs overlooking the sea and sandy coves washed with emerald water.
It's sea has always been uncontaminated, and endless species of fish live in the warm waters, attracting divers from all over the world!
But Giglio is not about the sea. Walk through the shade of fresh pine forests, trek along dirt paths that wind through ancient Ansonica grape vineyards and native cactus plantations... the island offers this and more for those who love nature and outdoor activities! Its mild climate is guaranteed throughout the year and lush vegetation typical of the Mediterranean region, featuring 700 species of plants, thrive here. Among them, it is worth mentioning the 'Ginestra', which blossoms during the spring with an intense aroma and 'dresses' the island in yellow, giving indescribable views.
For bird-watching lovers in Giglio, it is easy to spot beautiful and rare birds, such as the Peregrin Falcon, Corso and Royal Gull.
Another aspect that sets Giglio apart, besides it's natural landscape, is undoubtedly the kindness of its inhabitants, always known for their cordiality, genuineness and kind hearts.
We are waiting for you in this corner of earthly paradise!
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