One week in the Etruscans Coast and Giglio Isle
It is worth exploring the Etruscan Coast along the stretch from San Vincenzo to Piombino. Here the coast offers the typical Mediterranean vegetation, pinewoods that reach the sea, gulfs and bays that welcome the boats: the Gulf of Baratti, Salivoli harbour, Torre Mozza and its white beach, the beautiful Cala Violina and Punta Ala harbour.
Going south for about 27 nautical miles you can reach Giglio Isle, a pearl to be discovered. With its 21 km² of extension, it is the second largest island of the Tuscan archipelago and is renowned for its natural beauties. The crystal-clear emerald sea, with its rich and fishy waters, is the setting for a territory that is still 90% wild. It offers to the sea lovers beautiful beaches and an extremely varied coast with isolated coves of rare beauty.
Its uncontaminated territory invites you to discover many pedestrian footways from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the archipelago. There you can visit two little villages: Giglio Castello, a suggestive medieval village that rises on the top of the island, and Giglio Porto, the only harbour of the island. It is small and picturesque, with multicolored houses and the sea has unimaginable clarity for a harbour .
You can also visit the nearby Giannutri, anchoring in the harbour, take a walk and discover the historical-archeological heritage left by the ancient Romans in the Mediterranean woodlands and crystalline waters. Anchoring is only possible in Cala degli Spalmatoi and Cala Maestra. Cala degli Spalmatoi offers excellent shelter if it is windy.