Island of Giglio is a real pearl of the Mediterranean. On its territory there are uncontaminated nature, ancient villages, medieval fortresses, wild Mediterranean scrub, lively seabeds and wonderful beaches. The island is located off the coast of Tuscany at Monte Argentario. It is from here that depart the ferries that connect it to the mainland. The reference point for ferries to Island of Giglio is Porto Santo Stefano, just 30 minutes from Hotel Le Querciolaie. The main ferry companies are Maregiglio and Toremar. The navigation lasts about an hour and is as fascinating as the arrival on the island. In the summer the ferry activity starts at 7 am and ends around 8 pm, it is easy to find ships waiting to leave as soon as they reach the point of embarkation. Porto Santo Stefano is also the starting point for mini-cruises that allow you to discover the Island of Giglio and the Island of Giannutri in one day. Usually this type of excursions includes a fish lunch on board the ship and several free hours to explore the two islands independently. You stop at Giannutri for a swim and visit the archaeological remains of the ancient Roman villa near the port. Then you sail in the direction of the Giglio for an excursion through the streets of Giglio Porto or Giglio Castello or for a dip in the sea of the nearest beaches.