To reach our apartments from the mainland there are three steps to take:
1. Reach Porto Santo Stefano (Monte Argentario);
2. Embark on one of the ferries to the Giglio Island;
3. Navigate from Giglio Port to Giglio Campese.
Here we will try to explain the options that are needed to make your trip easier (if you have any further questions please feel free to call us and we will be happy to give you a hand).
1. REACH PORTO SANTO STEFANO
If you are traveling by plane, it is advisable to choose a flight arriving at one of the airports in Rome (Ciampino and Fiumicino) or in Pisa, being the closest to Giglio Island.
From there it is possible to continue towards Porto Santo Stefano by car, by train / bus or by taxi.
If you decide to use the taxi to arrive at Porto Santo Stefano from one of the nearest airports, you must first contact one of the private companies that do that service. Prices vary according to the number of passengers and the type of vehicle used for the transfer.
If traveling with your car, coming north from southern Italy (for example, if you have landed at Rome airport), we recommend taking the A12 and then continuing on Via Aurelia until you reach Orbetello. From there continue on towards Porto Santo Stefano for about 10 km. If you are coming south from north Italy (for example, if you have landed at Pisa airport), we recommend taking the Grosseto ring road, continuing on the Aurelia towards Rome. Turn right at the road sign indicating Albinia (Ferries to Giglio Island), cross Giannella and continue for Porto Santo Stefano.
Here is the Google Maps link below, a great tool to plan your trip by evaluating routes and times of travel:
BY TRAIN AND BUS:
Finally, the last way to get to Porto Santo Stefano and embark on the ferry to the Giglio Island is finally to take the train and then the bus. The railway line to choose from is Pisa-Roma, at the stop of Orbetello-Monte Argentario.
From Orbetello station you can take a bus (the company is called Tiemme Spa), which will take you directly to the embarkation area for ferries to the Giglio Island.
2. how TO REACH THE ISLAND
Since Giglio Island is about 22 km from the mainland, once you have arrived in Porto Santo Stefano it is necessary to embark on a ferry to reach it. The two ferry companies you can use are Maregiglio and Toremar, who run from 6am to 8pm, connecting Porto Santo Stefano and Giglio Porto.
Here are the links of the two shipping companies to see prices and times:
Travel time is about an hour for both companies, and if you want to bring your own car or motorcycle on the island, we strongly recommend booking the ferry in advance, since in high seasons especially car spaces run out very quickly.
For your information, our customers can get a 15% discount on the Maregiglio ferry ticket, please contact us to find out how
For those who prefer to leave the car at Porto Santo Stefano, we recommend parking in one of the private car parks near the boarding point.
3. once arrived in giglio
Giglio Porto is only 8 km from Giglio Campese, so travel time to reach the destination once you reach the island will be quite fast (about 10 minutes).
When the ferry arrives in Porto you will first have to take Via Provinciale (the only road connecting the three main inhabited towns of the island) to Castello and Campese. After a few kilometers uphill, you will have to turn right and get off in the direction of Campese ... where we will be happy to welcome you :-) !
There are regular buses to Giglio that regularly connect the three main villages of the island. To reach the Campese, you just have to head to the bus stop just a few meters from the ferry landing and get on the first bus. The bus will first take a stop at Castello and then head for the Campese, leaving just a few meters from our apartments, which you will see immediately in front of you.
There are four taxis on the island that offer a 1 to 8-seat car service. Prices are fixed and vary depending on the route to be traveled. To book, please call the drivers directly by telephone.
CAR RENTAL OR SCOOTER:
If you decide to rent a personal transport vehicle, such as a car or scooter, we recommend that you visit one of the four rental companies. They are all located in Giglio Porto and it is advisable to contact them in advance, to be sure of the availability of the desired vehicle.