Giglio Porto

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Giglio Porto
Frazione
View of Giglio Porto
View of Giglio Porto
Giglio Porto is located in Italy
Giglio Porto
Giglio Porto
Location of Giglio Porto in Italy
Coordinates: 42°21′34″N 10°55′12″E / 42.35944°N 10.92000°E / 42.35944; 10.92000Coordinates: 42°21′34″N 10°55′12″E / 42.35944°N 10.92000°E / 42.35944; 10.92000
Country  Italy
Region  Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Comune Isola del Giglio
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 608
Demonym(s) Portolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58013
Dialing code (+39) 0564

Giglio Porto is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Isola del Giglio, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 633.[1]

Geography[edit]

Giglio Porto is located on the eastern coastal side and hosts the main harbour of Giglio Island. It is an important seaside resort and the most populous one among the three towns on the island – the other ones are Giglio Castello and Giglio Campese.[2]

Porto is divided into the quarters of Chiesa, Moletto and Saraceno.

Main sights[edit]

  • Santi Lorenzo e Mamiliano (20th century), the main parish church of the village, it was consecrated in 1958 and designed by engineer Ernesto Ganelli.[3]
  • Tower of Saraceno, built during the Middle Ages, it was restructured by Cosimo I de' Medici in the late 16th century.
  • Tower of Lazzaretto, it was completed in 1624.

Costa Concordia incident[edit]

In 2012, the village received prolonged international media attention, following the 13 January 2012 running aground of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, just off the town's harbour. Most of the more than 4,200 passengers and crew were rescued and taken to the island, as well as to the mainland. 32 people died and 64 were injured.[4] The ship removal work was started in 2013 and was completed towards the end of July 2014, with the now active ship making its final journey to Genoa, for scrapping.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ "Giglio Porto". Tourist Association Pro Loco Isola del Giglio and Giannutri "G. Bancalà". Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ (Italian) Parish of Giglio Porto, Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello official website.
  4. ^ "Concordia disaster: House arrest for Captain Schettino" (BBC News)
  5. ^ (Italian) "Summary of the presentation of removal project" (Giglio News)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Marco Lambertini, Isola del Giglio. Natura, storia, escursioni via terra e via mare, Pisa, Pacini Editore, 1989.

See also[edit]