Restaurants Giglio Island
On the Isola del Giglio you can enjoy Tuscany's excellent cuisine along with delicious seafood served in a marvelous atmosphere.
Most restaurants are located in Giglio Porto and Giglio Castello. While at Giglio Porto you will breath a sea air with restaurants directly overlooking the picturesque port (some built on stilts) in Giglio Castello, with its narrow alleys and medieval walls you enter a context where you could forget to be on an island despite the wonderful views that you enjoy towards the Tuscan Archipelago. In Campese instead the restaurants are situated close to the sandy beach.
During the high season all restaurants are very crowded and it is advisable to book a table on time. To call the restaurants you will also find a list in alphabetical order in the section useful numbers.
Restaurants Giglio Campese
Vino Ansonaco Isola del Giglio
On Giglio island a very good (but also very strong) Ansonaco wine is produced. It is grown on the tiny terraces overlooking the sea since ancient times. It is produced with a 90% of native Ansonica grapes to which a 10% of Biancone, Moscatello, Malvasia and Procanico are added.
While production on Giglio was once very abundant and there was a thriving export, with the arrival of tourism both, agriculture and viticulture was nearly completely abandoned and in the 80s only very few people took care of their small vineyards exclusively for their needs. In the last two decades many vineyards were recoverd and we can enjoy today an excellent local wine.
The Panficato is a typical and traditional sweet from Giglio Island. It is a sweet loaf, quite soft and with a characteristic brown color with figs and walnuts but also with honey, wine and raisins and it goes very well with the typical local wine, the Ansonaco. It is a winter dessert but you will find it all year round at the bakeries of the island.