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3 days on the Isle of Giglio

3 giorni ( 2 notti )
minimo 23 partecipanti

Programma

1st DAY: Arrival of the group in the early afternoon at the harbour of Porto Santo Stefano. Start of the services. The tickets for the ferry have to be picked-up at the ferry office desk of Porto Santo Stefano and boarding operations will start for the Isle of Giglio. After about an hour the ferry will arrive to the island. The group will proceed to the reserved hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

2nd DAY: After breakfast, the group will meet the guide and they will reach by bus Giglio Castello, an ancient medieval village. Seat of the town hall located at 405 asl surrounded by medieval thick walls, with 3 circular towers and seven rectangular ones, this architectural medieval jewel is still intact today. Built by the town of Pisa in the XII century and repeatedly repaired by the Grandukes of Tuscany and nowadays its centre still remains almost completely intact. Thanks to its narrows streets, often running underneath arches and it's “balzuoli” (the external stairs for reaching higher floors), the Piazza XVIII November with the “Rocca Aldobrandesca” an immense construction which all make of Giglio Castello a unique place with a particular and unique charm. Not to forget are the Parish, which holds numerous holy relics and other interesting, pieces and the numerous cellars were wine is produced and stored such as the typical strong amber local wine, called the Ansonaca. For Lunch, time will be given to arrange individually or in a restaurant at Castello Giglio (if reserved). In the afternoon, transfer by bus to Giglio Campese, the most recent of the inhabited areas and the most important touristy centre of the island, thanks to its large and attractive sandy beach. The charming bay has on its right the Faraglione (an imposing cliff) and on its left the Medici Tower. The tower, built between the end of the XVII century and the beginning of the XVIII century on an isolated cliff, is now linked with the land by a short bridge. The tower played an important part in the heroic defeat of the Tunisian pirates in the last ever piratical raid on the island on November, 18th 1799. The south winds, which enter the bay from behind, make Giglio Campese an ideal spot for surfing and sailing enthusiasts, while its west orientation allow the travellers to enjoy stupendous sunsets. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

3rd DAY: After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure for visiting Giglio Porto. Giglio Porto, small but picturesque, with its multicolour houses, is the only harbour of the island. With its transparent waters (unheard for an harbour) manages to reconcile commercial necessities with touristy ones. The harbour, built by the Romans, remained untouched for eighteen centuries. It was extended in 1796, and in 1979, after an extremely heavy storm. On the left of it, the Tower of Saraceno can be seen, which was built by Ferdinand I in 1596. A short distance from the tower, the ruins of an ancient reservoir, used by the Romans to breed morays (a type of sea eel), can be seen just below the waterline. The reservoir was part of an extensive Roman Villa (I-II Century AD), which belonged to the family of Domizi Enobarbi, and has during the centuries been incorporated into the more recent buildings. In the afternoon, boarding of the passengers will start on the ferry and depart to Porto Santo Stefano. End of services.


Servizi base
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel, in double-room with private bathroom.
  • Ferry-boat ticket for passengers Santo Stefano Port / Isle of Giglio and return.
  • 2 half-board from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the 3rd day. Choice of menu between meat and fish.
  • 2 enriched breakfasts.
  • Bus for transfers on the isle of Giglio.
  • Turist guide as in program.
  • One free every 23 paying people.

Servizi supplementari
  • Entrance fees to cities of art.
  • Admission tickets for museums.
  • Extras and drinks.
  • Lunches in Hotel.
  • Lunches in restaurant in Follonica, on Giglio Island or in Orbetello.
  • Single bedroom extra charge.