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GIGLIO >> Giglio Porto
This is the island's only harbor, framed by picturesque houses that opens up in a semicircle on the sea and is surmounted by woody hills. Giglio Porto was established by the Romans and it kept its original aspect for almost two thousand years. At the end of the 19:th century an exceptionally devastating sea-storm imposed the complete restoration of the harbor and it was amplified at the same time. The oldest corner of the village today is the area surrounding the round Tower where you find the houses of a few fisher-men and soldiers that live on the island the whole year. The round tower was erected in 1596 on the will of Ferdinand the 1:st, Grand Duke of Tuscany, both to bring life back to construction and to sight possible enemy ships.
The peninsula that stretches north of Giglio Porto is called Lazzaretto and is covered with a luxuriant mantle of pines. It is a very charming panoramic point, an impressive cliff immerged in the greenery of the island's vegetation and topping the sea. The Roman Villa that the Domizi Enobarbi family built as their residence is well worth visiting and of which some remainders are partially submerged in the sea that it was facing. Those who love under-water archeology can not miss out on diving in the waters at Giglio Porto to find the Roman wreck dated back to 200 B.C and discovered in 1978.

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