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Make a holiday rental home or apartment in Giglio, Italy your home away from home

The beautiful island of Giglio is situated a few kilometres of the coast of Tuscany, in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The village is classed as part of the Grosseto Province, and is something of a romantic hideaway, being a secluded stretch of just 9km2 and sitting high on a hilltop offering stunning views for miles around. Having been inhabited since the Iron Age, Giglio has changed little since medieval times, and is a perfectly-preserved and enchanting destination for a relaxing break.

Things to do in Giglio, Italy

Giglio is separated from the Italian mainland by the Argentario promontory, and can be reached by regular ferries from Porto Santo Stefano and Orbetello.

Around 1,500 people reside on the island, and the Gigliesi people are revered for their friendly nature and great hospitality. A great way to meet both locals and fellow tourists is to head to the port area. Here you will find a number of fish restaurants, cafes, small bars and shops.

The island is almost entirely made from granite, making for an uneven, mountainous landscape. This granite has been used for centuries, with many Roman columns and edifices built using it. The highest point on the island is the 496m Poggio della Pagana, and the whole of Giglio is preserved as a nature area, with a vast percentage of its landscape covered by Mediterranean vegetation and pine forests, with this stunning countryside scenery being the key draw for many visitors every year. Walking and hiking are the best ways of exploring, and with a number of vineyards dotted around the island, sampling the local Ansonaco wine is a must.

The coast totals 27km, and is a mix of rocky cliffs and small bays, as well as four excellent beaches, each offering golden sands and relative peace and quiet next to the clean and clear waters. The main sites on the island of Giglio include the remains of a 1st Century Roman villa and the Church of San Pietro Apostolo.

Places to visit on holiday in Giglio, Italy

Those visiting Giglio will likely be tempted to also explore the Tuscan mainland during their stay, and this can be easily reached as there are frequent ferries from the island. There are many options as to where to head, but the province capital Grosseto is a great starting point.

Weather in Giglio, Italy

The climate in Giglio is extremely mild, with summer temperatures that are ideal for sunbathing on the beaches, as the mercury can rise well above 30C on the hottest of days. If you plan active daytimes of exploring and visiting vineyards it is suggested that spring or autumn may be a better time to visit, when the daily average is a cooler 22C.

Flights to Giglio, Italy

Giglio is reached via ferry from the mainland. The best option to reach the ferry terminal is a flight to Rome Fiumicino Airport, which receives various flights from across the UK. Car hire is readily available in the airport upon arrival, and the distance to the port at Orbetello is 111km.

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                                                                                                      Very nice apartment and lovely owner

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                                                                                                      The apartment was exactly as described and very clean. The owner was very helpful and answered any queries we had very quickly. There are lots of lovely beaches nearby and there is a free bus to get to them.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect Panorama and Location

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                                                                                                      It's all about the view. Standing on the terrace, the seascape takes your breath away. I say standing because the waist high hedge spoils the view if you are sitting down; I am short, it's true but my completely respectable height husband confirmed the problem. I suppose it is there to stop infants hurling themselves into the abyss (although surely good parenting could control that?) However, this is sheer nit picking on my part because I love to relax in comfort and look at the sea. And what a sea! You also get two islands to gaze at plus all the comings & goings of the sea faring craft, perfection. It's also about location and isolation. OK, not real, proper isolation because Monte Argentario is small and tourism prospers. In fact, it is 5 minutes from the main town on the "island that isn't an island" but you wouldn't know that because this is that rarest of beasts in Italy ... peaceful. Hardly any neighbours; the owner's house is quietly & invisibly placed nearby and there seemed to be another house below to the left, invisible but slightly audible. That is the equivalent of absolute silence anywhere in Italy. And of course because of Argentario's curious geography it doesn't suffer from the abominable coastal railway that plagues all other seasides in Italy. Inside, the house is surprisingly spacious for a little place. Our party of two plus Gelert the Welsh Terrier never felt cramped nor fell over our belongings. There's a ton of wardrobe space in the bedroom, the bed is more than usually comfortable and there's an AC unit, although we didn't need to use it. The bathroom is a good size & has a nice shower with good water pressure. In the main room, the large sofa is blissfully comfortable (some rental places have the worst cheap furniture but not here) and you can still see that fab view from inside, on the comfy sofa. For Brits, it is a bit light on kitchen utensils & crockery etc. We are used to having more stuff but it isn't like that in Italy, cooks are clever and use fewer gadgets. There isn't a microwave, which might bother some folks but not us. The fridge is spacious and there's a dishwasher too. The oven is modern, clean and simple but if you don't use the BBQ and pizza oven every evening then you don't deserve to be in Italy! Being bijou, there are no further rooms to review but it is worth restating that the house has Tardis-like qualities. Also, the owner made us a delicious crostata (apricot jam tart), yum! We will be back asap
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017