On the Giglio Island, Faro di Punta Fenaio Resort is the perfect location for a romantic stay of pure relaxation or an enchanting candlelit dinner lulled by the song of the sea that the lighthouse has always watched over.
In the heart of the Tuscan Archipelago, on the northwest tip of the island, the wonderful lighthouse that houses the resort overlooks Elba and the island of Montecristo which embellish the horizon at sunset. Here it is truly possible to feel the sea with all five senses and to fully experience it, as happens in very few other places in the world.
The dream already begins from the Scopeto parking, when you leave the car together with your everyday thoughts, and you are taken by jeep to the resort by its staff. Upon arrival, an oasis of peace is revealed, enveloped in the scent of Mediterranean plants and the flavors of the delicious cuisine of the chef of the La Sentinella del Mare restaurant, to be enjoyed strictly outdoors while admiring the sunset.
Built by the Italian Royal Navy in 1883, the Punta Fenaio Lighthouse was managed and inhabited by various families of “guardians” until the 1980s when it was automated and, consequently, abandoned, like many other lighthouses in Italy.
However, the history of Punta Fenaio has a “happy ending”: in 2016 it was, in fact, given in concession, finely restored, and then inaugurated as an accommodation facility two years later, giving life to the Faro di Punta Fenaio Resort in its current guise.
The 6 rooms and suites with private terrace, all with sea view, have been furnished with soft colors and natural materials, in perfect assonance with the authentic soul of the structure. The careful choice of every detail supports the simple style of the place, which leaves the stage to the magnificent surrounding landscape.
The Sentinella di Mare restaurant, open in the summer until the end of September, offers its guests extremely fresh fish as well as the best raw materials of the Tuscan archipelago, from vegetables to meat. With a truly extraordinary panoramic view, it is the perfect choice to savor the sea in all its nuances.
How much literature and poetic dreams have been born around the fascinating architecture of the lighthouses: guiding light for sailors, safe havens surrounded by nature. And this is precisely the atmosphere that reigns in Punta Fenaio and which gives a unique emotion to those who let themselves be conquered by its magic.
The current “lighthouse keepers” are a family that for a long time held the dream of managing a lighthouse. A vision that has come true in 2018. Today Paola and Mario live at the lighthouse and contribute with their precious presence to give life to an authentic and unforgettable experience for their guests.
Rooms: from 400 to 700 euro, breakfast included