Giglio Porto

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Giglio Porto, small but picturesque, with its multicolour houses, is the only harbour of the island. With its transparent waters (unheard for a harbour) manages to reconcile commercial necessities with touristic ones. The harbour, built by the Romans, remained untouched for eighteen centuries. It was extended in 1796, and in 1979, after an extremely heavy storm. On the left of it, the Tower of Saraceno can be seen, which was built by Ferdinand I in 1596. A short distance from the tower, the ruins of an ancient reservoir, used by the Romans to breed morays (a type of sea eel), can be seen just below the waterline. The reservoir was part of an extensive Roman Villa (I-II Century AD), which belonged to the family of Domizi Enobarbi, and has during the centuries been incorporated into the more recent buildings.