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Romantic Hideaway. Medieval Hilltop Village-Tuscan Island, Beaches only 10mins.

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic-1 double bedroom , 1 bathroom, one living room, Sleeps a max of 3

Lilliput is a delightful romantic hideaway; a self contained ground floor mini-apartment in the heart of the medieval hill-top village of Castello, on Giglio Island, Tuscany. Living inside the ancient village of Castello is a unique experience in itself. Castello is 500 metres above sea-level, offering incredible views across the Mediterranean to the islands of Montecristo, Elba and Corsica beyond. Four splendid sandy beaches are within 10 mins drive or bus ride. The islands' countryside is spectacular. The apartment has been carefully restored, retaining all original characteristics i.e. wooden rafters, beams and shutters, tile flooring etc. Lilliput, near the old village church, has its own entrance (see picture). It comprises living area with large sofabed, LED TV, fireplace and dining area, quality kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, separate small bedroom with king size bed. Bathroom with shower and washing machine. Embroidered, pure cotton sheets/towels supplied.

Natural Beauty: Springtime on the island is a riot of colourful flowers with a permanent backdrop of blue skies and sea. Giglio (pronounced 'Jeeleeo') is well known for the natural beauty of its pinewoods, terraced hills, vineyards, bays, beaches and countryside. In the summer months one can hear impromptu jazz and folk music played in the streets and the village is alive with typical, bustling Italian colour. The people of the island are known for their genuine warmth .

Surroundings: A trip to the mainland will bring you within driving distance (1 - 3hrs) of many fascinating places such as Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena and the famous Sulphur swimming pools at the beauty, health spa of Saturnia, in the Tuscan countryside.

(The ferry takes 50 mins to the island- tickets approx.€7 per person and €45 for family car)

Rome, with its magnificent sights and fashion shopping, is less than a 2 hour drive on the autostrada, from Porto Santo Stefano, on the Argentario promontory.

More Details

Property Manager
Geraldine Hynes
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Una Bellissima settimana da "Gigliesi"!
Sep 2015
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Isola del Giglio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Supply of hand finished quality bathroom towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 king size, (1 cot available on request). 1 sofa bed. Fine, embroidered, pure cotton sheets and double pillows provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Giglio island has 4 good sandy beaches, approx.15 min drive from the village. Sunbeds, umbrellas, pedalloes, windsurfs and motor boats may be hired from June-September. Scuba diving is well catered for. Restaurants, pizzerias and cafe's are plentiful, either inside or out in the winding streets of Castello or along the waterfront of picturesque Giglio Porto. Or you can take advantage of the local wines, fresh fruit and veg and home made ice cream to prepare your own Italian meals in the comfort of Lilliput. The islands scenery is truly beautiful all year round. - MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.


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Romantic Hideaway. Medieval Hilltop Village-Tuscan Island, Beaches only 10mins.
average rating of 4.0 based on 23 reviews

Una settimana incantevole

  • 4 of 5

Una settimana di ottimo relax in un appartamentino pulitissimo e ben ristrutturato. Facile il collegamento con il mare e fresche e ventilate le serate sul balconcino con vista su Campese. La padrona di casa è una signora gentilissima e sempre disponibile.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Pavement cafè / Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Giglio Porto/Porto Santo Stefano mainland
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Orbetello- Italian mainland
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Orbetello- Italian mainland
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
4 restaurants, pizzerias inside village walls
Car: recommended

Castello is a medieval fortified hilltop village surrounded by ancient walls, on the island of Giglio, (pronounced 'Jeelio') which is part of the Tuscan Archipelago, in the mediterranean sea. It is situated 11 miles from the coast of Tuscany (55 mins by ferry from Porto Santo Stefano). It is also a nature reserve. The whole of Castello is proudly conserved as a unique national monument.

Other Activities: Nature trails, boat trips around the islands and basking in the sun.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $61.44
Final Cleaning $43.01

Sconto di €50, portando la propria biancheria da letto ed asciugamani.English:.€50 discount if supplying your own bed linen and towels.
Local Festivals: San Mamiliano (around 8-15 Sept) Castello, San Lorenzo (around 8-13 August,in the Porto ) San Rocco (end Augustin Campese beach) Festival of the Wine Cellars (Cantina's) and Local Cuisine throughout the Medieval Borgo of Castello- last weekend in September. Beer Festival October in Castello. Fireworks throughout ! Summer Opera and Concerts under the Stars.
10% discount to returning Guests.10% Early booking discount if booked up to 6 months before holiday dates.

Security Deposit €50 euros (returnable on departure)

25% rental booking deposit, balance 42 days before holiday period.

WEEKENDS available in Low Season 2/3 nights at €80 euros per night (min. 2 nights) -

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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