Historical Monuments

Sea... And much more!

Historical Monuments

Piombino's town is rich in history and its monuments represent examples of architecture from different periods and centuries.

The Torrione tower, dating back to 1212, was the town's gate, and today's stands majestically overlooking the square at the heart of the town.

Il Rivellino is the fortification built around the tower to improve the town's defence and dates back to 1447.

The Priori Palazzo, which now houses Piombino's Town hall, originates back in 1440 and was built by Mastro Nanni of Terranova; it was restructured during the fascist period by the architect Bellini.

St. Antimo's is Piombino's Cathedral, housing precious works by Andrea Guardi, including the Baptismal font of 1470.

The church of St. Antimo above the fonts, the Cittadella Chapel and the Bifore House are examples of the Pisan 13th century style of architecture. Of considerable historic relevance is the Castello, Piombino's castle and the old town's south gate, which was later modified by Leonardo da Vinci in the process of reorganising the town's defences.

The Archeological Museum is one of the town's prized treasures. Among the exhibits is the silver Anfora, recovered in 1968 from the stretch of sea between Baratti and San Vincenzo. Here is also housed a prized mosaic - Mosaico dei Pesci - from the Roman era, unearthed near Baratti. Baratti Archeological park and Populonia is where the greatest and most inpressive examples from the Etruscan period are to be seen.

The Tomba a edicola, dating back to the 7th century BC, in excellent state of preservation, is one of many examples, along with later burial structures, including the tumbs known as "a tumulo".

The Parco Archeologico of Populonia is a Must visit, and it will also fascinate you with the natural magic of the place, and experience the sensory quality of the Mediterranean scrub.