The Gulf of Baratti is a sweep of coastline
Discover the beauty of Baratti Bay, a breathtaking stretch of coastline. Sunsets here will take your breath away, and the red pinewood will background your pictures! Let the shimmering waters, lush greenery, and sandy shores be a backdrop to your next adventure. And there is so much to see and explore in the area. The Etruscan Coast is an unmissable destination for loving nature travellers.
Populonia, an Etruscan area
What makes the Bay of Baratti so special is the archaeological Populonia. This settlement, which dates back to the Etruscan period, is located on the seashore and was built directly on the water. The town features necropolises, quarries, and industrial areas that were used to produce iron from hematite. Populonia is a beautiful open–air archaeological site that is a must–see for anyone visiting Tuscan Coast.
Museo Archeologico di Piombino
Discover a rich treasure trove of over 3,000 fascinating artefacts at the museum!
You will be fascinated by the mysteries of the past through a stunning collection of prehistoric tools, breathtaking finds from Populonia’s Etruscan cemeteries, and captivating Roman objects.
The magnificent silver amphora will awe you: an actual work of art and rarity (did you know? that it was occasionally found in 1968 by a lucky fisherman between Baratti and San Vincenzo?)
Or, you may want to take a trip to Siena, and immerse yourself in the expertly crafted scientific exhibition project, brought to life by the renowned Department of Archaeology of the University of Siena.
Did you know the importance of iron in recent history?
Take a journey through history as you follow a captivating route tracing the evolution of humanity, its relationship with the land, and the resources it utilized.
Don’t miss the chance to delve into the theme of iron production, both past and present, a highlight of the museum experience.
Museo del Castello e delle Ceramiche Medioevali
Relive the rich history of Piombino with a visit to the restored ancient Fortress! Marvel at the rebirth of one of the oldest buildings in the city, restored to its original grandeur and splendour.
Explore the castle’s magnificent eight hundred years of history as it unfolds before you, revealing its captivating story with every step you take.
Museo di Baratti e Populonia
"Stretching over 80 hectares between the slopes of the promontory of Piombino and the Gulf of Baratti, it is presented as a real open-air museum, glittering with ferrous slag which shows the impressiveness of the industrial Etruscan village....."
Parchi Val Di Cornia
The Etruscan Coast
Embark on a journey of discovery through the charming inland zones of the area!
Uncover the secrets of the past as you explore stunning Etruscan ruins, fertile farmland, rolling hills blanketed in vineyards, and a serene kingdom where the sea and its soothing scents are always close at hand.
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this breathtaking landscape and create memories that will last a lifetime.
- San Silvestro
read more on the official Tuscan Tourist Office