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Cala Schiavone (Cala dello Schiavo)

Rocky cove

Cala Schiavone (also known as Cala dello Schiavo) opens on the Golfo degli Spalmatoi, just south of Cala Spalmatoio; it’s separated from that by a small promontory crossed by paths that allow descent to the sea. The easiest place to relax in the sun and reach the water through the cliffs is located about 50 m east of the base of the promontory and is rather frequented during the summer months by those who want to experience the thrill of diving in clear crystal water, whose colors vary between intense blue and lighter, celestial or greenish colors. The seabed, as in most other island coves, sharply slopes, allowing those who are equipped with a simple mask to admire the underwater escarpment progressively disappearing in the deepest blue. A lot of fish dance in the water regardless of the bathers. Cala Schiavone enjoys a magnificent view of the southern part of the crescent (the strange shape of the island of Giannutri) and particularly on Cala Volo di Notte, on the farther cove “La Scaletta” and on the hill named Poggio Capel Rosso, the main height of the island (88 m).

The origin of the name is unknown, but the proximity to the Roman marina of Cala Spalmatoio leaves open the possibility of a reminiscence of the presence of slaves at work in ancient port facilities and their homes that certainly had to exist around the cove.

From Cala Spalmatoio you climb up the Roman road to the sports ground in Ischiaiola; here you bend immediately to the left and take the road leading to two villas on the top of the promontory overlooking Cala Spalmatoio from the south. In front of the second building, on the right, a path leads down to Cala Schiavone.
From Cala Spalmatoio: 15 minutes.
From Cala Maestra: 20 minutes.

Access to the cove through the trails is allowed only if accompanied by a Park Guide; the prohibition is not valid for residents of the island of Giannutri, for homeowners, renters and guests (these categories must apply for a special pass to the Park).

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