Getting Around Giglio Island
The island of Giglio has only about 22 kilometers of roads connecting the three villages: From Porto you climb up to Castello (400 metres of altitude) and just before you go down to Campese beach. There is also a road from Castello which almost reaches the southernmost point of the island.
Winding, they pass through the typical landscape of the island, the macchia, interrupted only by granite rocks, pine forests and vineyards. Along the entire route you can enjoy beautiful views of the coast and the Tuscan Archipelago.
There is a bus service on the island that connects regularly the three villages. You will also find taxis and scooter, bike and car rentals. Alternatively you can also move "via mare" using the water-taxi service.
If you bring your own car to the island, we recommend that you book the place on the ferry in advance, especially on weekends, public holidays or during the months of July and August.
If you arrive with a vehicle with an Italian license plate in August, you must obtain an Autocertificazione (self-certificate that you stay more than 5 days on Giglio): PDF Autocertifcazione »
The three villages Giglio Porto, Giglio Castello and Campese are well connected with the bus line Giglio Porto-Castello-Campese. The busses stop also at Monticello (for the Arenella beach) and at the camping in Campese. Tickets can be purchased in bars and shops showing the Tiemme sign, at the ticket office in Giglio Porto and on the busses (the latter with surcharge). Further information on the busses in the italian versione »
The fleet of taxis on Gilio Island consists of 4 taxi minivans (1-8 people). The prices are fixed fares. The taxi do not operate 24 hours, best double check with the driver if you can be picked up in the late evening or early morning and always book in advanced.
Contacts Taxi Driver
Fixed Fares Taxi
|Porto - Cannelle||8 € up to 4 Passengers, each person extra 2,00 €|
|Porto - Arenella||12 € up to 4 Passengers, each person extra 3,00 €|
|Porto - Campese||20 € up to 4 Passengers, each person extra 3,50 €|
|Porto - Castello||15 € up to 4 Passengers, each person extra 3,00 €|
|Castello - Campese||20 € up to 4 Passengers, each person extra 3,50 €|
|Porto - Capel Rosso||25 € up to 4 Passengers, each person extra 6,00 €|
Car, Scooter and Bike Rental
If you are not traveling by car, you can rent one in Giglio Porto. But the easiest and most entertaining way to discover the island is by scooter or e-bike. You can always stop on the picturesque streets to enjoy the view and take some pictures. And you do not have the problem of finding a parking spot.
E-Bike Rental Isola del Giglio
Scooter Rental Isola del Giglio
Car Rental Isola del Giglio
Taxi Boat and Boat Rental with Skipper
Taxi Boat - Beach Shuttle - Beach Taxi - Boatman
A beautiful alternative to move on the island of Giglio is by sea. The taxi boats leave from Giglio Porto and Campese for the main beaches and the most beautiful coves of the island: from Giglio Porto to the beaches of the Cannelle and Caldane or on the rocks in an isolated cove, from Giglio Campese taxi boats leave instead for the beaches behind the promontory of the Franco (behind the cliff) or take you on the rocks in the bay.
Opening times during the high season: daily from 8 am to 7 pm. The cost is about 10€ / person (round trip) for the beaches and 25€ / person for the round-island trip which takes about 2 hours.
Boat Rental with Skipper / Taxi Boat
Sailingboat with Skipper
A boat trip to discover the hidden coves and beaches inaccessible from the ground is an experience that should not be missed during a holiday on Giglio island. Most of the coastline is inhabited and only a few spots can be reached on foot. Taking a solitary bath in one of these coves is a truly unforgettable experience…
Boat Rental Giglio Island
Boat rental without Skipper
To enjoy the shores of Isola del Giglio in complete tranquility and make all the stops you want you can also rent a boat without a skipper. Almost all the boats to charter on the Island of Giglio do not need a boat license and are easy to steer. You can hire a boat from half a day onwards. In the high season we reccomend to book a boat ahead of time.
Boat Rental - Giglio Porto
Boat Rental - Giglio Campese
Most lidos on the bigger beaches offer also boat rentals and water taxi services…Find out more »
The vast majority of charter boats, both motor boats and dinghies, can be driven without a license. You must be 16 years of age to assume the command and the engine power must be max 40 hp.