Founded at the time of the Etruscans, Piombino is today the second biggest port in Tuscany, after Livorno, and is the largest city in Val di Cornia. Situated on the coast between mountains and the sea, the city offers tourists many interesting natural spaces and architectural monuments, including artworks by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea Guardi. The local beaches are also stunning, such as Baratti, famous for its red sand.
Considered by many to be the symbol of the city, the ancient square faces the sea, offering breath-taking views of the Tuscan archipelago and the city walls dating back to Leonardo da Vinci.
The castle extends towards the sea to the east of the city and was redesigned by Leonardo da Vinci in the 1500s. The city’s historical museum is located inside the castle.
A precious and uncommon testament to Tuscany’s ancient coastal landscape. After passing through the woods and the sand dunes, the beach opens onto the sea. The beach includes both free and paid spaces as well as a car park.
A long, wide beach situated between a magnificent pine forest and a clear sea. Famous for its red sand, due to its considerable iron content, Baratti beach can be easily reached by car and is just a few kilometres from Piombino.
Literally translated as Fairies’ Pocket, this magical name could only be worthy of one of the most beautiful beaches in Piombino. It is advisable to wear water sandals for swimming, as the rocks are sharp. The beach can only be reached by foot.