Piombino, situated on a headland facing the Tuscan Archipelago, has a wealth of interesting history and protected natural areas, making it one of the loveliest, most fascinating areas of the Costa degli Etruschi to explore. Piombino Piazza Bovio PD
Fascinating reminders of the Etruscans are preserved in the Baratti-Populonia Archaeological Park.
Piombino, which was governed for a time by Napoleon’s sister, Elisa Bonaparte, was an important centre in medieval and renaissance times, and old traditions survive side by side with today’s dynamic, efficient town.
The setting is splendid kilometres of coastline with sparkling sea, nature reserves and productive countryside crossed by the Costa degli Etruschi Wine Route, home to Val di Cornia DOC wines.
All kinds of water sports can be enjoyed here, and the countryside is full of trails for hiking, biking and horse riding.
Local dishes made with fish or products from the countryside are full of aroma and flavour. Hotels, campsites and holiday farms offer a warm welcome and lavish hospitality all year round.