Roman Villa of Giannutri

Excursion to Giannutri, discovering the Roman Villa from the 2nd century AD.

The company "Le Crociere del Sole" organizes Guided excursions departing from Giglio Porto in the direction of Giannutri, discovering the prestigious Roman-era villa, dating back to the 2nd century A.D.. Day trips are made every Thursday from late June to early September.

The villa was built by the powerful Roman senatorial family of the Domizi Enobarbi (of whom Nero was a descendant), well-known merchants of the time also known as "silversmiths" (i.e., sellers of precious silver goods, a term from which the name of today's Argentario Promontory is derived).

In its heyday, the mansion boasted an expanse of as much as 5 hectares, including a small harbor (the port of Cala Maestra still visible when arriving by ferry), and an ingenious aqueduct to collect and distribute rainwater throughout the island. Until 2004, the archaeological site of the Villa Romana belonged to private owners, and then came under the protection of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana and under management by the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. 

After a long period of restoration, the villa reopened to viewers in 2015.

Online reservation mode

The guided excursion to Giannutri's Roman Villa is made by sailing from Giglio Porto (here are directions to the boarding point  aboard the Motorship Silver Coast, which will take you to your destination in about 1 hour.   

Do you want to book now? Doing it online allows you to be worry-free and choose the most congenial date well in advance. 

How to book online? Very simple! Just click on the button below to complete the process with a few clicks. 

Program of the excursion to the Roman Villa of Giannutri

  • 10:00 a.m. - collection point at Piazzale Galli - Imbarco dei Traghetti in Giglio Porto
  • 10:15 a.m.-beginning of boarding operations on M/V Costa d'Argento- Maregiglio meeting on board and gathering with Tuscan Archipelago National Park Guide (blue shirt)

PLEASE NOTE: it is recommended to report to the meeting point At least 30 minutes before departure, Armed with a ticket.  

We reserve the right to cancel the excursion due to adverse marine weather conditions and force majeure. In such cases we will refund the excursion.

  • 10:30 a.m. - departure from Giglio Porto 
  • 11:30 a.m. - arrival at theGiannutri Island
  • Visit to the Roman Villa in Giannutri - Duration about 50 minutes
  • 4:15 p.m. - boarding from Giannutri Island
  • 4:30 p.m. - departure from Giannutri Island by ferry Maregiglio
  • 5:30 p.m. - arrival at Giglio Porto

Duration: FD - all day   


45,00 € Adult ⌉ 28 € Reduced (5-12 years old) ⌉ Free Infant (0-4 years old)

Giannutri Villa Romana excursion including ferry and guided tour of Giannutri's Villa Romana Has limited places. It is always possible to book the ferry to Giannutri Island departing on Thursdays from Giglio Porto at our Ticket Office in Via Umberto I, 22 - Giglio Porto.

Tel. 0564809309- int 1-


The fee includes.

  • A/R ferry ticket to Giannutri Island
  • Official Park Guide for the duration of the tour
  • Park Access Ticket
  • Visit to the Roman Villa
  • Medical Baggage Insurance

The fee does NOT include.

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under What's Included
  • Means of transportation to get to the Port of Departure

Should one wish to cancel your reservation for the "Roman Villa of Giannutri" tour, you can do so within 48 hours of your departure date.

If the cancellation takes place on time, will come
Made a full refund of the ticket. There will be no
Reimbursement if cancellation occurs later than the stipulated time.

In order for you to receive a refund for your online purchase, you must send an email to

The refund will be made by crediting the total amount to the card
credit used for the purchase, except for fees.

Read Terms and Conditions Mini Cruise Service.

We reserve the right to cancel the excursion in case of adverse marine weather conditions and force majeure. 

In that case, we will refund the excursion.

Here is some very important information, regarding the conduct of the our day tour at the Roman Villa in Giannutri, which you should read in advance:

  • the excursion is guaranteed upon reaching the minimum Of 10 participants;
  • it is recommended to report for boarding at least 30 minutes before Of departure equipped with a ticket;
  • for the hike the use of hiking shoes is mandatory, the guide reserves the right not to admit participants to the excursion if they are not wearing appropriate clothing (forbidden to use flip-flops, sandals, flip-flops, leather shoes);
  • it is recommended to equip yourself with water, food and a hat to protect yourself from the sun;
  • All explorers are advised to have respect for the ecosystem, to Not to introduce non-native animal species to the island, to take care of the existing flora and fauna and, therefore, Do not leave any trash traces or residue;
  • in Summer or if the temperature will allow you to do so, it is recommended that you bring your own beach towel, hat and sunglasses, bathing suit, sunscreen comfortable shoes and beach shoes;
  •  It is not possible to participate in the excursion with accompanying animals.

If you are an archaeology enthusiast and have the opportunity to be at Giglio Island on vacation, We believe that this is a truly unmissable opportunity.. The archaeological site of the Roman Villa in Giannutri has been restored to the best of its ability, and during the visit you will get a sense of the importance this structure had at the time.

The owners called it "the abode of the gods" and so it was thanks to its terrace overlooking a sea as blue and clear as few, thanks to its precious marble coverings, its baths, its elegant statues.  Then, in the summer of 2023, the famous minotaur mosaic also located in Cala Maestra was also finished being restored.

We recommend participating in this guided excursion to the Roman Villa in Giannutri, due to the fact that it is not possible to visit the site independently, but only accompanied by an official Park Guide.

Three rounds of tours are conducted each day, with a maximum number of 25 visitors per round. The guided tour lasts about 50 minutes, and once finished we will have a chance to stop at the neighboring beaches and enjoy a long break with an accompanying swim in the crystal clear waters of Giannutri. 

Would you like to know the other excursions organized by Le Crociere del Sole to discover the Tuscan Archipelago? Here they are below.

Discovering Giannutri: hidden treasures

The first stop on our journey takes us to the island of Giannutri. Recognized as the southernmost island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Giannutri is a haven for nature and sea enthusiasts.

Snorkeling in Giannutri

Giannutri Island stands out as one of the most enchanting destinations within the Tuscan Archipelago. And what better way to uncover its wonders than with those who are well-versed in every nook and cranny of the island? 

Snorkeling at Giglio Island

Our day-long snorkeling trip to Giglio is designed for those who aren't content with admiring the island's beauty from a distance. This excursion promises to take you to parts of Giglio Island that many have not been lucky enough to experience.

They say about us

Fabio Salviani
Fabio Salviani
Da provare
Rossana Della Ventura
Rossana Della Ventura
Ho provato la minicrociera Giannutri-Giglio con pranzo a bordo. Bellissima esperienza e pranzo ottimo. Davvero interessante il risotto di pesce. Grazie
Nurieta 08
Nurieta 08
Hicimos el viaje de las dos islas. Y salimos muy contentos, 10/10. El personal muy amable y la comida estaba buena. Las islas son preciosas.
Naika Guidi
Naika Guidi
Bellissimo giorno di crociera. Puntuali, gentilissimi, pranzo ottimo e abbondante, imbarcazione accogliente e pulita. Consigliato!
Paolo Tommasini
Paolo Tommasini
Complimenti a tutto l'equipaggio, ottima escursione tra Porto Santo Stefano, Giannutro e Giglio, compreso il pranzo a bordo con risotto e fritto di pesce. Consiglio vivamente
alessandro silvia
alessandro silvia
esperienza da ripetere! abbiamo visitato Giannutri e il Giglio, posti splendidi. vengono anche proposte a bordo gite guidate una volta sbarcati, anche se il tempo non è tantissimo per le visite e un bagno, ma la navigazione purtroppo prende il suo tempo. A bordo sono tutti gentili e simpatici, il comandante un vero personaggio. abbiamo trascorso una bella giornata e a bordo mangiato bene e abbondante.
Riccardo Cipressi
Riccardo Cipressi
Esperienza fantastica con la minicrociera Giannutri e Giglio. Personale cortese ed efficiente. Pranzo a bordo ottimo! Consiglio vivamente.