Around seven nautical miles south-east of the island of Giglio, its “younger sister”, Giannutri, emerges from the sea; an equally as beautiful and wild island, it has a rugged and rocky coast, with many bays and natural grottoes. Called “Artemisia” by the Greeks, and “Dianum” by the Romans, after its unusual arch shape reflecting the symbol linked to the goddess Diana, it has two natural harbours: Cala Spalmatoio, to the south-east and Cala Maestra, to the north-west. The limestone and its crystal clear waters, the vast stretches of Neptune’s grass and the presence of shipwrecks, make these seabeds truly unique for thousands of diving enthusiasts.

Giannutri reached the peak of its splendour in the Roman era, when the port and a sumptuous villa, the remains of which can still be seen, was built by the patrician family of the Domizi Enobarbi.