"Castello" Isola del Giglio Things to Do Tip by sylina

Isola del Giglio Things to Do: 8 reviews and 34 photos

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  • Castello - Isola del Giglio
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  • grab a nice view - Isola del Giglio
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The castle up to the hill was surrounded by medieval houses.. I loved to wander around in the little paths up and down.. la Festa dell'uva was taking place here as well...

we climbed up to the top area.. there is a restaurant where you can find rustic meal.. if not, to grab a nice panorama view from the terrace is also a good choice...

Giglio Castello, 405m high, is the seat of the town hall, which is surrounded by medieval walls, comprising ten towers, three of which have a circular base and seven with a rectangular one. The walled village, built by the town of Pisa, was later expanded and repaired by the Grandukes of Tuscany and nowadays its centre still remains almost completely intact. Giglio Castello, thanks to its narrows streets, often running underneath arches, to its balzuoli, external stairs for reaching higher floors, and to its Piazza XVIII Novembre, is a unique place full of charm and history. The travellers should not forget to visit the Parish, which holds numerous holy relics and other interesting pieces, as well as trying the strong amber local vine, the Ansonaco, which is produced and stored in the numerous cellars of Castello.

---- "From the Catalogue of the Municipal Tourist Board, Isle of Giglio", Translation by Gianluca Fanciulli"

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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