A small paradise in the Tuscan Archipelago
The island of Giannutri, which belongs to the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, has no roads or cars and is just 500 metres wide and 5 kilometres long. Only 20 people live there in winter. It is a small natural paradise surrounded by a crystal-clear sea that boasts a flourishing biodiversity.
Snorkelling and diving enthusiasts can discover the island’s true beauty underwater, but Giannutri is also perfect for trekking, with breath-taking sea views, Mediterranean scrubland and Roman ruins to explore. Don’t miss the Roman villa built in the 2nd century AD.
Poggio di Capel Rosso hill, the highest point on the island, offers truly unique views. Or, by taking a boat trip, you can explore the rocky cliffs, sea caves and beaches of Cala Maestra and Cala Spalmatoio. We also recommend stopping for a dip at Cala Volo di Notte, Caletta di Scirocco, Cala dei Grottoni. The remains of a Roman boat can be found at Punta Scaletta.
Many birds stop on the island on their migratory routes, much to the delight of birdwatchers. It is also known as the “Island of Seagulls”, because of the large colony of seagulls that live there.