The beaches of Giannutri: Cala Spalmatoio and Cala Maestra

Beaches of GiannutriThe reasons to visit Giannutri during a vacation to Giglio Island are many: the nature, the ancient Roman villas, the pleasure of immersing in the total relaxation and tranquility. And then there’s the jagged and charming coastline that made her famous, where there are only two beaches: Cala Maestra and Cala Spalmatoio.

Cala Spalmatoio – The name comes from the fact that the cove was used to “spread” with pitch or other insulating materials  the boats. Today Cala Spalmatoio is accessible for visitors and is one of the two harbors on the island. The cove is very small, shallow water, and the sea of an intense color ranging from emerald to turquoise.

Cala Maestra – The second landing on Giglio Island. It is a small pebbled cove opening between two rocky ridges that reach the sea. For many meters the water remains shallow, it is so clear that you can see the bottom, and the color is a deep blue.

Tips and shoals – These are the only two beaches of Giannutri. The island reserve plenty of other places where you can swim, but this places are accessible only by sea. To visit them, the advice is to book a boat trip departing from Giglio Porto that it will bring you to discover the rugged coast of Giannutri (as Punta San Francesco, Cala Volo di Notte, Punta Secca and Punta Scaletta).

 

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