Giannutri Island

Of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park


is the smallest of the islands

Giannutri is the smallest of the islands in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
It is 500 meters wide and 5 kilometers long with a semi-moon shape; in summer the tourist accommodation is full, while of the 30 residents only 10 remain even in truth.
Without cars and paved roads, Giannutri is a destination for lovers of trekking and birdwatching.
If Cala Maestra and Cala Spalmatoio are the two bays that welcome sea lovers, art lovers, They cannot fail to be surprised by the sumptuous Roman villa built between the first and the second century A.D. by the Domizi Enobarbi family to which the emperor Nero belonged.
Villa Romana
Accessible only with authorized guides, the villa consists of:

THE RESIDENTIAL CORE on a slight slope sloping to the sea, with rooms and terraces on staggered levels. Behind the main nucleus are the remains of a building with several rooms called “Conventaccio’

THE PORT NUCLEUS in Cala Maestra where there were some functional structures at the landing, such as the buildings called
“The rooms”, the monumental exedra built on the cliff, the dock, the cistern and a truncated-pyramidal building of uncertain function.

THE MOSAIC OF THE LABYRINTH, open from June 2023, was part of the ancient entrance of the Villa, representing the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

The rules for the visit


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