Piombino is a fascinating town to discover, for its harmony and beauty that conceals interesting and incredible historic, monumental and artistic aspects.
Located on the promontory of the same name, kissed by the sea of the Tuscan Archipelago islands, with Elba Island protecting it, the town is rich in history and surrounded by significant environmental testimonies.
Piombino is an established industrial center with a long tradition and today is oriented towards a natural tourist vocation. Piombino, homeland first of the Etruscans and then of the Romans, together with the marvellous Populonia, is a unique town built on the sea, where history and archaeology meet an uncontaminated landscape, embellished by the ferrous beach and the clear sea of the Gulf of Baratti.
Additionally, Piombino, which was first a Signoria and then Principality under the Appiani family, preserves many historical and artistic testimonies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The old town, enclosed in the perimeter of the mighty walls and fortifications, preserves within it significant monuments such as the Torrione, the Rivellino, the churches and the Fonti di Marina. The paved alleys, instead, lead to the imposing Castle, whose original nucleus dates back to 1200 and today hoses the town’s museum, Museo della Città.