Sea and seabeds
Discover our islands
Isola del Giglio is well renowned for the beauty of its nature and its crystal clear sea. In 2008, Giglio island was awarded 1° prize on the Blu Guide of Legambiente and Touring Club, the highest and most important award in Italy for environmental matters, for the cleanest and most beautiful transparent sea in Italy.
The sea as well as seabeds are of major concern for Isola del Giglio. Huge attention is given to the preservation and respect for nature. The particular care that the inhabitants take for their homeland, and the variety of beaches and rocks, are all points of attraction for tourists and sea lovers visiting the islands Giglio and Giannutri. Even though there are many prohibitions on the isle Giannutri, scuba divers will still enjoy visiting shipwrecks and admire the unique beauty of Giannutri’s seabeds. Youths and families have a magnificent coastline at their disposal.
Isola del Giglio’s seabeds are among the most appreciated in Italy, visited by marine biologists and experts from throughout Europe. The presence of many VIPs on our islands, confirms the quality of our sea. Once plunged into our crystal clear waters it is not rare to encounter moray eels, lobsters, sea urchins, anchovies, tuna fishes, barracudas, and dolphins which sometimes chase ferry boats as well.
The areas to dive in Isola del Giglio are all along the coast, however the best spots to visit are: Tralicci, Secca i Pignocchi, Punta delle Secche, Punta del Fenaio, Cala Monella, Punta del Morto, Secca della Croce, Cala Cupa, Le Scole, Secca Zampa di Gatto, Scoglio di Pietrabona, Cala del Corvo, Punta del Capel Rosso and Cala dell’Allume.