How to Visit Giannutri, Small Pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago

Giannutri, a small island of the Tuscan Archipelago, is located 11 km from Monte Argentario and 15 km as the crow flies from the most famous island of Giglio; for its characteristic crescent shape, which recalls one of the symbols associated with the goddess Diana / Artemis, has always been considered a land dedicated to the divinity of hunting and the crescent moon.

The island of Giannutri is also the southernmost island of the Tuscan Archipelago, only 100 km as the crow flies from the heart of Rome. Giannutri is only 2.8 km long and has an ecosystem still wild and full of charm, with picturesque coves bathed by a crystal clear sea, rugged cliffs that descend steeply into the deepest blue of the sea, some sea caves and two small pebble beaches, dense forests of almost impenetrable junipers and a Mediterranean scrub of multicolored shrubs, heterogeneous and lush, from which sometimes resurface the ruins of the Roman past, when in Giannutri was built a majestic villa then entered the state property of the emperor.

In order to protect the important ecosystem and the marvellous seabed, where many ancient and modern wrecks lie, the island has been included within the confines of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park; the constraints and strict rules to which it has been subjected have contributed to creating a perfect balance between the tourist enjoyment of the island and its naturalistic protection. On the island there are two small beaches and numerous coves of rocks from which you can easily reach the surface of the sea. A tourist village in Cala Spalmatoio and numerous villas set between the Mediterranean in the interior guarantee many possibilities for overnight stays on the island.

Every day during the summer season (and less frequently during other periods of the year) from Porto Santo Stefano depart ferries to Giannutri that complete the route in about an hour of navigation. In summer the island is also served by mini-cruises that depart from the island of Giglio. The heliport in Ischiaiola is used exclusively by rescue vehicles. The various areas of the island can be reached thanks to the many easy paths on foot partly on their own and partly with the support of nature guides of the Park.

Those looking for a small island largely untouched, charming and quiet, easily accessible from the mainland, will undoubtedly be dazzled by the splendor of Giannutri, its nature and its sea.

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