Access to Giannutri Island

A Mini Guide for People with Reduced Mobility (PRM)

Giannutri Island is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, and its territory is segmented into protected areas, each with its own set of access guidelines.

The park's protected territory is split into two zones:

Zone A (colored blue) - Absolute Reserve

Zone B (colored green) - Oriented General Reserve

To explore these two zones, visitors must be accompanied by an environmental guide, in groups no larger than 25, following trails laid out by the Park.

The two docking bays, Cala Maestra and Cala Spalmatoio - as well as the pathway connecting them - remain freely accessible for swimming and strolling without the need for a guide's accompaniment. 

However, it's important to note that by nature, Giannutri is a wild island and poses accessibility challenges for those with mobility issues. Even though our vessels are equipped with the necessary amenities for boarding by those with physical disabilities, the island isn't recommended for those not fully mobile or with reduced mobility.

On the island, there's a small restaurant at Cala Maestra and a Bar/restaurant at Cala Spalmatoio. However, to truly enjoy the excursion, especially during hot spells, it's advised to bring ample water, a sun hat, trekking shoes or ones with carved soles. For those looking to swim, rock shoes are recommended.

While the island lacks trees and is mostly covered in Mediterranean shrub, there are only a few shaded spots suitable for resting. 

Pets - are permitted but must adhere to current regulations (ZPS under Directive 79/409/EEC and as a Site of Community Importance under the Habitat Directive 92/43/EEC).

Dogs must be under their owners' control and kept on leashes, with no access to Zone A. Violators will face the following fines:

- Unsupervised dogs or those without leashes: administrative fine ranging from €75 to €600;

- Accessing Zone A: administrative fine from €100 to €600.

Dog owners are required to clean up after their pets as per current regulations. 

Cats are only allowed within residential areas and must be sterilized and chipped. Violators will face an administrative fine ranging from €75 to €600.


For a comprehensive overview of the regulations, you can refer to the Park Authority's website at this link