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GIGLIO >> Giglio Campese
This is the pre-eminently seaside resort on the island with its long golden sand-beach, framed by the Faraglione rock-spurs on one side and by the Medicean tower on the other. The crystal-clear water and the sand of tiny quartz crystals have inevitably attracted mass-tourism and the splendid natural scenery has partly been alternated by the new residences. The winds that blow from the south and that from behind reach the Campese bay attract surfers as well as sailors while the facing to the west gives unforgettable sunsets for romantics.
The Medicean tower that define one of Campese bay's versants was erected between 1670 and 1705 for the defense against pirates. The elevated entrance and the four cannons placed on the building's top guaranteed protection against enemies while the two large water reservoirs excavated on the inside, the refectory and the dormitory offered shelter and sustenance to the inhabitants in case of attacks. It is possible to visit the ruins of the ancient pyrite mine, in use until the 70'ies. After surpassing Faraglione, walking along the coast, you find the slipway and the remainders of the plant engineering. In front of the Campese coasts lies what is left of an Etruscan wreck, roused and plundered by wheeling scuba-divers in 1961, that also stole a valuable Corinthian helmet.

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