Giglio to Porto Santo Stefano Ferry

The Giglio Porto Santo Stefano ferry route connects Giglio Island with Italy. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Toremar. The crossing operates up to 28 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour.

Giglio Porto Santo Stefano sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Giglio - Porto Santo Stefano Ferry Operators

  • Toremar
    • 4 Sailings Daily 1 hr
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Giglio Porto Santo Stefano Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Giglio Porto Santo Stefano route is a car and 2 passengers.

Giglio Guide

Located in the Tyffhenian Sea off the coast of Tuscany is the Italian island of Isola del Giglio. It is one of seven islands that make up the Tuscan Archipelago and is around 16 km from the Italian mainland. The island lies within the Archipelago Toscano National Park and its landscape is characterised by granite mountains which peak at 496 m above sea level at Poggio della Pagana. The three main towns on the island are called Giglio Campese, Giglio Porto and Giglio Castello. Giglio Campese, on the north west coast, is a popular tourist resort and Giglio Porto is located on the island's east coast and is home to the island's port. Finally, Giglio Castello, located on a hill roughly between the other two towns is known for its fortress and walls.

Popular visitor attractions on the island include the remains of the Roman Villa of Domitius Ahenobarbus which date back to the 1st and 2nd century AD. Also on the island is the site of an Etruscan shipwreck which dates back to the early iron age, around 600 BC. The ship's cargo included copper and lead ingots, iron spits, amphorae and a Corinthian helmet.

From the port ferries depart regularly for the chic harbour of Porto Santo Stefano in the Argentario for connections to the Tuscan mainland.

Porto Santo Stefano Guide

The Italian town of Porto Santo Stefano is the largest town on Monte Argentario and lies on the shores of a pretty bay, complete with a busy port and chic marina where visitors can frequently see luxurious super yachts moored up. The town is known for its excellent seafood and gastronomy in general and draws in many Italians from Rome and Northern Italy as a consequence. The countryside that surrounds the town is dotted with fortresses and towers built by the Spanish to keep an eye on their many enemies and many of these relics can be visited all year round.

The town can trace its history back to the end of the 15th century when it was founded by Ligurian and Alban farmers and fishermen. Since the latter part of the 16th century the town grew rapidly which culminated in it becoming one of the most important centres for the Spanish fleet in Italy by the beginning of the 17th century.

Ferry services from the town's port depart to the island of Giglio.