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Ancient residential complexwith seaport, once upon a timeneighborhood

general for the rest of the sailing ships and for the otium, was built in1st century AD.

from the powerful family deiDomitius Ahenobarbiof which Nero was a descendant.

The archaeological site was reopened in 2015. The entrance ticket

it helps finance its maintenance and care. Visits are open

from April to September according to the calendar.


For info you can contactInfo Park Tel 0565 908231.

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atsouthern endof the island, the coast becomes wild due to the erosion of the sea and the winds that have sculpted the cliff creating cliffs that emerge from the waters. Here are also formed coves and sea caves, the so-called“Grottos”, which represent nesting points of some rare species, such as theHerring Gull.

On this coast there is also theLighthouse of Giannutri, built by the Navy (at the time Regina Marina) in 1861 for the lighting of the island, but activated only in 1861. With its characteristic octagonal tower which still continues today to radiate its light for ships in transit and which worth a visit.




TheNasim(Nasim II) was oneship

cargo, built 1959, sunk

during the night in February 1976

right in front of the island of Giannutri,

in close proximity toCala Maestrabecause

of a collision with the rocks. The ship

carried well49 cars, intended

to the North African market, as well as some trailers. The cars contained in the holds are still there, the transported ones

on the bridge they fell into the sea and are on the sloping seabed towards the point where the wreck lay down, and create the "parking area".

L'Anne Whitewas a small freighter 46 meters long and 9 meters wide built by the English shipyard A/S Marstal in 1921. The wreck is located about one hundred meters from the coast of the island of Giannutri, inside thenorthern partOfCala Ischiaiola.

It lies in two sections on a sandy bottom between35 and 52 meters deep. It is sufficient to dive in apnea to identify its shape almost from the surface (in these waters the visibility often exceeds 35 meters). On April 3, 1971, while she was carrying a load of pumice powder, she was surprised by oneviolent stormwhich sent it hitting the rocks outcropping nearbyBrush tipcausing it to sink.



Marietta and Walter

Giannutri also had his Robinson Crusoe in the figure ofWalter Adami,a Garibaldian captain from Pisa who landed on the island in 1882 together with his brotherOswald. The two had rented it with the intention of cultivating it and carrying out mining. However, the companyfouls, perhaps due to the inhospitality of the environment or, perhaps, due to conflicts between the brothers. Osvaldo chose to return to the continent, while Gualtiero he decided to stayand let his young niece join himMarietta Moschini, with whom he then had a long love affair. The Adami, who had arrived in Giannutrisickof lungs and in precarious health conditions,miraculously healedand lived to be over 80 years old, finding benefit in the sun, the sea and the good things of nature offered by the island. 

In the1922 diedand was buried at Giglio, while Marietta, left alone with the memories of her passion, continued to live at Giannutri.

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In fact, many old fishermen

they told of this mystery

female figure who,

always dressed in a suit made of brown canvas,

worn out and full of patches,

wandered among the ruins of the Roman villa,

to which they brought something to eat, leaving it on the island's beach.

legends, however, they still say that at night she can be seen wandering sadly on the island, with her gaze turned to Giglio where her beloved Gualtiero lies.  

<<There she lives, I know that the seagulls sing for her, while the evening becomes night and the night is love.>>

Angela MB, Giannutri Mystery of Love.

Zanara Island

With us, Neverland... exists! 

Zanarais located between the island of Giglio and Giannutri, in an area known as "the dry of the Widow",

remembered as a small Bermuda Triangle, where accidents and shipwrecks have occurred over time. In Mercatore's map of 1589, Zanara was not a simple rock but a real island complete with reliefs, not much smaller than Giannutri.

Then, in 1700 the island suddenly disappeared from the maps. But if an island had really disappeared in the sixteenth century, the event would have been recorded in the chronicles of the time, however there is no evidence of all this.


Like many other stories related to the sea, the legend of Zanara Island still remains a mystery today:Was it just a big mistake by many great scientists of the time or did the island really disappear without leaving any evidence?

It must also be said that long before cartography, Zanara is reported in the writings of San Mamiliano, a 5th century saint who lived and died on the island of Montecristo, who would also have stopped in Zanara, as mentioned in his writings.

In addition to that of Mercatore and San Mamiliano, there are many maps showing the island. 

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