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Giannutri island from the see - 2002.jpg
Giannutri island from sea
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Location Tyrrhenian Sea
Archipelago Tuscan Archipelago
Area 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Width 0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Region Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Comune Isola del Giglio
Population 13
registered resident population[1] (as of 2001)

Giannutri (Italian pronunciation: [dʒanˈnuːtri]) is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tuscany, Italy. It is the most southerly island of the Tuscan Archipelago and was known as Dianium by Romans and Artemisia, Αρτεμησία by Greeks.

Giannutri is also a frazione of the comune of Isola del Giglio in the Province of Grosseto.

National Park[edit]

The island and adjacent sea environs are within the Arcipelago Toscano National Park and marine sanctuary.[2]

The wild and rocky coast is interrupted by just two beaches, called the "Cala dello Spalmatoio" (on the north-east) and "Cala Maestra" (on the north-west). The island's features also include Maquis shrubland landscapes, and a Roman villa, Villa Domizia, also known as Villa Domitia. The remains of the Villa have been locked for almost 15 years and are planned to reopen Jul 2, 2015.

The island is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, and the island belongs to the municipality of Giglio island and is mainly privately owned, with some areas owned by Italy’s Ministry of the Environment. The Villa Domitia and its annexes are under the control of Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage.[3]



  1. ^ dawinciMD - Consultazione dati del 14° Censimento Generale della Popolazione e delle Abitazioni
  2. ^ "Giannutri". Parco nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Roman Villa Reopens on Wild Tuscan Island : DNews". Retrieved 2015-07-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Giannutri island at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°15′N 11°06′E / 42.250°N 11.100°E / 42.250; 11.100