Giannutri Island: a travel guide to Giannutri Island, top attractions, accomodation, ferryboat, photo gallery, sightseeing, top things to see.
Giannutri is a fascinating and unique island. It is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, just 500 meters wide and 5 kilometers long, in winter not more than twenty people live in this little paradise enjoing the solitary life. There are no cars or paved roads, the only way to get around is by foot.
The best things to do in Giannutri. In Giannutri you can experience the beauty of untouched nature: surprising high biodiversity and crystal clear sea make it a paradise for lovers of diving and snorkelling, we recommend you rent a boat to fully enjoy this wonderful sea. Trekking lovers can walk on paths which cross the Mediterranean maquis, archaeological finds of the Ancient Roman era and enchanting natural sceneries arriving to Monte Mario and Poggio di Capel Rosso, the highest point of the island (88 meters above sea level of the sea) the highest point of the island overlooking a breathtaking panorama. The island is also an attractive destination for birdwatchers.
The coast is rocky with steep cliffs, sea caves and two small pebble beaches: Cala Maestra and Cala Spalmatoio. Some tips for visitors: you can’find sandy beaches (sea shoes are recommended) or beach resorts, nature reigns supreme here. Another attraction of the island are the remains of a sumptuous Roman villa built between the 1st and 2nd century AD by Domizi Enobarbi, emperor Nerone’s family.
On Giannutri island there are not available hotels, however you can rent private properties, you will find all the information on: www.tuttomaremma.com/en/giannutriaccomodation.htm
The ferries to Giannutri leave from Porto Santo Stefano, the crossing takes about an hour, for information on timetables line ferries contact the Maregiglio shipping company tel: +39 0564809309. Alternatively you can reach the island of Giannutri by boats (you can find them at the port of Porto Santo Stefano) which operate the taxi boat service. It is not possible to bring the car to the island, we suggest you leave your car in Porto Santo Stefano in the long-stay car parks with a daily rate.