Giglio Porto is the commercial and tourist heart of Giglio Island. It’s where the ferries from Porto Santo Stefano arrive and depart.
It’s where the fishermen have brought their catches to be sold at the market since the time of the Roman Empire.
And it’s where the locals take their morning or afternoon walks admiring the changing tides and beautiful shop windows.
If you’re looking for Giglio’s restaurants, shops or vibrant nightlife, this is the place to go, and once you arrive, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
After you’ve hopped off the ferry, head straight for Piazza della Dogana. This is a lovely place to stop, watch the boats and the people going about their business, and decide where to head to next.
You can catch the bus from Giglio Porto to Giglio Campese and Giglio Castello. It leaves every half an hour and tickets are €2 per single trip. The island’s tourist information centre is on Via Umberto.
Torre del Saraceno
Commissioned in the 16th century and rebuilt many times after that, this stone tower is a striking contrast to the brightly coloured houses the sit on either side of it.