Hotel Castello Monticello - Insel Giglio ToskanaThe 3-star Hotel Castello Monticello is situated in an enchanting panoramic position, with sea view, only a few kilometers outside of Giglio Porto on the Tuscan Island of Giglio.
The small family-run hotel offers single, double and family rooms, some with sea view and balcony, that are situated on the upper floors of the former castle. On the ground floor can be found reception, a TV room/lounge, bar and restaurant.
The day starts with a rich breakfast buffet at the hotel's restaurant, from where it is possible to enjoy an enchanting view over the sea. The breakfast offers a broad choice of different breads, toast, brioche, homemade cakes, jam, local honey, chocolate cream, butter, yoghurt, cerals, fresh fruit, cold cuts, cheese, tea and herbal tea, espresso and cappuccino, coffee, milk, juice, natural and sparkling water.

Das Restaurant des Hotels - Insel Giglio Maremma ToskanaThe restaurant offers for lunch and dinner a rich buffet with antipasto, salad and vegetables, whereas for pasta and main courses it is possible to choose between meat and fish dishes.
The hotel's specialities are warm seafruit salad with vegetables, fish meatballs, Strigoli (pasta) mit fish sauce, fish lasagne, dentex with citrus fruits, sea bass filet in zucchini crust, Scampi al pane profumato (Scampi with bread) as well as the traditional local recipes of the Maremma Tuscany such as delicious pasta dishes, stews and soups.
There is a certain value regarding the product's origins, which should be possible local. Cakes and desserts are always homemade. Regarding the wine list, there is a selection of the rare island wines as well as of the best wines from Maremma, Tuscany and naturally the rest of Italy.

Hotelterrasse - 3-Sterne Hotel Insel Giglio Maremma ToskanaOnce a week the hotel offers in the evening a special buffet with local specialities, grilled fish and vegetables as well as a wide choice of homemade desserts, accompanied with live music.
From the hotel it is possilbe to reach on foot the beautiful beaches Cannelle, Caldane and Arenella, whereas the Campese beach can be reached only by car or with the bus. At these beaches there are also bathing establishments and restaurants. For hotel guests without car or those who do not want to use it, there is the shuttle service to these beaches. It is also worth visiting all those beautiful natural island bays, only to be reached walking on the paths or by boat (taxi boat or rental boat). In only 5 minutes walking it is possible to reach the island's main village Giglio Porto. Besides the yacht harbour there are shops, bars amd restaurants. It is a very characteristic place with a centuries-old history, testified by the antique Saracen tower, dating back to 1596.

Strand auf der Insel Giglio Maremma ToskanaThe small Island of Giglio is situated in the southern part of the Maremma Tuscany and can be reached only with the ferry from the 11 seamiles distant Porto Santo Stefano.
With a surface of 21 Giglio is after Elba the second island of size in Tuscany. Nearby there is another small Island Giannutri and the small island group Formiche di Grosseto. Even though the Italian word giglio means lily, the name doesn't derive from the flower, but from the Greek word Aegilium, the island of the goats.
The goats could survive during the hot summer months and the lonely, rough winter months and furthermore supplied the inhabitants with milk and meat. Already during the Iron Age people were living here. It is supposed that this island was also an important military base of the Etruscans. During the Roman empire, Giglio was of great importance because of the central position in the Tyrrhenian sea, which is testified by the Roman Villa found near Giglio Porto. In the course of the following centuries, Giglio was subjugated several conquests, from the Pisans over the Medici, from the Aldobrandeschi to the Saracenes.








Hotel Castello Monticello via Provinciale 58013 Giglio Porto (Grosseto), Tuscany
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