Presentation of the Territory
Discover our islands
Only 11 miles to sea from the peninsula Mount Argentario, this pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea has an extension of 21,21 kmq. It' s mild year round temperatures enable visitors to enjoy a holiday in any season enhanced by constant contact with genuine unspoiled nature. The crystal clear emerald , blue turquoise sea, with it's rich seabeds , home to a great variety of fish, is the perfect frame for a 90% wild incontaminated territory . Excluding the headland of Franco, the island is characterized exclusively by the presence of granite and is mainly mountainous. Its highest point is Poggio della Pagana (486 meters) with breathtaking sea view over the archipelago. The plant life is extremely rich with approximately 700 rare botanic and endemic species discovered by the nature scientist Sommier (1900).
Covered by an extremely rich vegetation throughout the whole year, from March until June, Giglio is an explosion of colors and perfumes. Giglio island hosts many different types of animal species, some of them rare, like the "Discoglosso sardo (frog), the Peregrine Falcon and The Herring Gull. Completely absent are venomous animals as well as vipers. The coast of around 28 km, varies from smooth granite cliffs, to bays, coves and sandy beaches. Giglio Island is a genuine treasure to discover, the ideal destination for all who wish to combine a holiday with genuine nature, rural environments, breathtakingly beautiful sea, trekking , bird-watching, minerals and a fascinating underwater world.
On Giglio Island one loses the sense of time admiring unforgettable firery red sunsets amidst intense perfumes of spontaneous mediterrean scrub. Plunges into a multi colour sea together with the emotion of tasting local receipes and the "ansonico d.o.c." locally grown and produced wine, will remain memorised and will invite to return to this unspoilt mediterranean paradise.