Once you’ve conquered the 400 metres to Giglio Castello, stroll through the town’s narrow streets, observing the houses surrounded by the imposing Pisan walls. In the shade of the Rocca Aldobrandesca, built as a defense fortress, you can enjoy a glass of Ansonaco, the island’s esteemed wine, characterized by an amber colour and strong taste, before setting off for Campese. Take path 17 from the small piazza with the Giglio fountain: moving down the western slope of the island, the route heads in the direction of the Campese bay as it passes through ancient terraces. Miners used to come through here every day on their way to work at the Franco di Campese mine, where pyrite was extracted. Cross Valle del Molino, followed by an oak forest, ideal when you need a bit of shade on hot summer days.
Near Campese, you’ll want to stray about 10 minutes (600 metres) off the path to visit Cala dell’Allume, which boasts intense colours thanks to the wealth of iron that was once extracted right here in this little bay.