Piombino

Suvereto & Campiglia Marittima

You will meet your guide on the pier and you will depart towards Suvereto by AC deluxe coach.

Suvereto is a splendid medieval village whose origins date back to before the year 1000. It is set on the slopes of the hills overlooking the sea and the Costa degli Etruschi (Etruscan coast) in the green valley of the River Cornia and it is a true jewel, rich in history and art.

The town displays an enchanting architectural harmony and its ancient walls enclose paved streets lined with stone houses, historical buildings, impressive churches and shady cloisters.

In Suvereto you will have some free time to wander around on your own.

Afterwards you will continue to Campiglia Marittima.

Situated on a hill overlooking the sea and the surrounding countryside Campiglia Marittima is one of the loveliest old hill towns on the Costa degli Etruschi.

Here in the heart of the Val di Cornia where ancient traditions live on, remains bearing witness to the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval civilizations can be found.

Free time in Campiglia Marittima before you return to the port of Piombino with your guide.

 

Populonia & Baratti

You will meet your guide on the pier and you will depart towards Populonia Archeological Site by AC deluxe coach.

When you walk along the beach in the gulf of Baratti, your eyes wander up towards the hill where the remains of Populonia rise up from the green Mediterranean bush. The Parco Archeologico di Baratti e Populonia archaeological park is a real open-air museum on the Etruscan civilisation. In the San Cerbone necropolis there are tombs from various periods (7th-5th centuries BC): from the burial mounds – such as the monumental, 28-metre-wide Tomba dei Carri – to the niche tombs, such as the Tomba del Bronzetto dell’Offerente, situated right next to the beach. A traveller from the early 1900s would not have been able to see these monuments as the whole area was buried by the iron slag produced by the furnaces that processed the haematite, a ferrous mineral from the island of Elba, in Etruscan and Roman times.

After the visit of the archeological area with a local guide you will continue towards Baratti beach.

The Gulf of Baratti is a patch of unspoiled nature between the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Seas, situated at a stone’s throw from Piombino.

Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, this part of the Tuscan coastline was one of the most important Etruscan settlements; Populonia, an ancient Etruscan town especially noteworthy for its archaeological remains, is located just over top of the the Baratti bay.

The modern Gulf of Baratti was originally one of the most important Etruscan ports on the Tuscan coastline, an active and bright trading place whose main activity was iron processing and which even today can be considered its distinctive and rich feature. Why, you must certainly be wondering, since we’re talking about iron and not gold? Well, if you drop by Baratti and take a few minutes to relax on the beach and enjoy the marvelous sun, you’ll immediately understand what we are talking about! Even today, you may admire the particular black-and-silver color of the sand shining under the sun: they’re the remains of the ancient iron processing and you may also find bigger pieces scattered all over.

Just behind the wonderful beach of Baratti there’s a thick pine forest that every year, when spring comes on, fills up with families, children and teenagers, all ready to enjoy the first warm weather of the year.

After some free time on the beach you will return to the port of Piombino.

 

Volterra & San Gimignano

Lucca & Pisa

Elba Island

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