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A half moon shaped island located at the extreme southern part of the Tuscan Archipelago. The isle is under the municipality of Isola del Giglio. It’s characterized by 3 reliefs: Capel Rosso, Monte Mario and Poggio del Cannone.
The coast is rocky and rough, interrupted by only 2 tiny stone beaches: Cala dello Spalmatoio on the north-east side of the island and Cala Maestra on the north-west side. Interesting are the many caves along the coast. The most famous is Cala dei Grottoni on the extreme southern side of the island. The climate is mild in winter, the island boasts spontaneous tropical plants (wild orchids, palms, euforbias) and breeze in summer.
Once called Artemisia by the Greeks and Dianium by the Romans, Giannutri was an important island for maritime traffics during the II° and III° century B.C. Giannutri belonged to the Roman family Enobarbi, who built a superlative villa of prestigious marbles near to the Cala Maestra.
The island has ferry connections 3 times a week during low season , Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and daily at 10.00 a.m. during the season .
There are day trips from Giglio to Giannutri 3 times a week during the summer. Ships dock at Cala Spalmatoio where a footpath leads to the other side of the island , Cala Maestra.