Villa Domizia on Giannutri
Giannutri, the smallest island of the Tuscan archipelago, was inhabited during prehistoric times, as attested by the number of artefacts found on the island and in the surrounding sea.
Here visitors can admire the ruins of a once majestic Roman villa from the first century B.C., built by the powerful Domizi Enobarbi, a Roman family who owned the island at that time.
Stretching over a surface area of five hectares, it featured a panoramic terrace connected directly to sea by a stairway.
The villa presents complex architectural characteristics and was even equipped with a heating system that warmed the air space between the walls.
There was also a spa complex near the entrance.
The remains of a rainwater collection system that distributed water by means of a network of pipes throughout the island are still visible.
The wonderful floors are decorated in sophisticated white and black mosaic and marble.
58012 Isola del Giglio (GR), Italy