Our tour starts from Garibaldi's dock (1) in
Porto Santo Stefano,
where every day the old sailors go to listen to the sea's voice and wait for the
fishing boats to come back.
Walking along the Lungomare (3), beautiful walk on the
promenade by the sea, we arrive at Piazzale dei Rioni (4), the main
square, built as an anfitheatre on the Turchese bay, where on the 15th
August the "Palio Marinario",
famous boats race, takes place.
Then we continue along the
Panoramic Road (6), that runs
all around the promontory, and from there we can admire Cala Cacciarella, Cala
Grande (7), Le colonne e L'Argentarola (8), Cala Moresca, Cala del Gesso (9), Punta del Bove,
Cala Piccola (10) (Cala Piatti) and Capo d'Uomo (11), beautiful bays along the coast.
Further out to sea there is Giglio's Island,
with its granit cliffs, and Giannutri's Island,
the island of the seagulls. At Capo D'Uomo, the highest point on the coast, is Poggio Fondoni (11),
from where we can go for excursions and see ancient sites, wild places, between
sea and sky, between reality and fantasy.
Finally, we arrive in
Porto Ercole (22), with its "marina" (22), a pictoresque
walk by the sea, surrounded by fishermen's houses. From here, the fishing boats
used to leave in the past, at night, little lights in the night.