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Tony and Ombretta’s apartment was the perfect place to stay and enjoy the best of this beautiful island.
Everything in the apartment was spotless and well maintained, and the place has a great layout as well, with a huge lounge and very large bedrooms. All the rooms are beautifully decorated and the kitchen is fully stocked with all the equipment you might need to make family dinners. There were only 4 of us staying there so we were very comfortable, and it's apparently possible to transform the landing on the second floor to an extra bedroom as well.
The apartment itself is situated inside Giglio Castello, the beautiful old own at the top of the island. It’s a great place to stay if you prefer cooler evenings and nights after a day on the beach, as the areas near the sea stay pretty warm even when the sun has gone down. The Castello has a maze of picturesque streets, local food and clothes stores, and plenty of delicious restaurants. We loved going to Da Maria's for seafood, and Il Trione di Meino for lovely appetizers and great pizza.
It’s easy to park if you have a car (both paid and unpaid can be found around), but the bus is a great option to get to the different small towns and beaches (Porto, Cannelle, Campese, etc).
Tony and Ombretta are the most amazing hosts, really kind and caring, and if you need anything they’re always happy to help. We’d most definitely recommend staying here and we know we’ll be back soon!
Everything about this place was great. It's right in Giglio Castello which is pedestrian only - so you can park your car in the free car park just outside town walls, or an affordable slightly closer one which is about 7 euros for 24hrs.
We were unsure whether to stay on one of Giglio's coastal towns or Castello, which is a 10 minute drive up top of hill - but this turned out to be the right option. A cool, quiet extremely charming place to go back in the evening after a day at the beach, more relaxing than the crowded touristy towns on the island. The city is ancient and stunning - with winding alleyways, twisting steps up to people's apartments, small restaurants and bars populating the tiny streets - this is amazing authentic experience.
The host was communicative and helpful, really friendly and relaxed on arrival. Showed us parking and took us through the apartment. It is spotlessly clean, well furnished with an oven and gas stove. One very large double bed and small singles in the 2nd room. Amazing stylish shower with overhead and shower handle.
It has a small balcony looking out on to the streets, right next to a great Pizzeria and round the corner from a charming bar next to a Church courtyard where you can look at the sea view. I'd really recommend this place if you want to get away from resort town feel - if you want to be near the beach 24/7 it obviously wont be ideal for you but it was definitely the nicest town on Giglio and a privilege to stay here!