Those with hopes of experiencing Giannutri's blessedly silent nights should plan well in advance; the number of beds here is extremely limited, and there are no hotels or campsites. Everything listed below shuts down from mid-October until Easter.
In Cala dello Spalmatoio, La Torre (tel. 0564/898892) is a touristic complex comprising a restaurant/pizzeria, coffee bar, and gelateria; they also rent rooms on the island. The only other place to eat is over in Cala Maestra, at the restaurant Taverna del Granduca (tel. 0564/898890 or 0564/898421), a rustic joint with straightforward Tuscan seafood classics. Signor Morbidelli, owner of the taverna, is also an incomparable resource about all things Giannutri-related and can often help arrange overnight accommodations. Le Dimore di Mimmina (tel. 335/5878295 or 0575/410982; www.ledimoredimimmina.com) has two apartments in a private setting near the Roman villa, immersed in macchia, prickly pears, and agave plants. At both La Torre and Le Dimore di Mimmina, expect to pay about 150€ per room per night in high season, with minimum stay requirements.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.