Holiday on the Tuscan coast
Between sea and unique flavours
The pleasure of welcoming you and making you feel part of our territory
We always try to guide you towards "non-tourist" destinations to visit: Piombino has the particularity of being a tourist destination that still preserves the typicality of the places not excessively exploited by the tourist industry. Still you can mix in serenity with the locals, both in everyday activities and in the frequentation of the beaches.
Piombino offers in this way the quality that is not possible to find where tourism is very aggressive and the bite and run is dominant.
Piombino boasts very fine, pale coloured sandy beaches, and secluded rocky coves, with crystal clear sea and, in parts, shallow water and low depth shoals, thus particularly suited for family holidays. The sea shore can be easily accessed at various points from the B & B either on foot or by bicycle.
The most notable beaches are Baratti, Calamoresca and Spiaggia Lunga (Long Beach). The coastline between the town's walls is mainly rocky / pebbly, and there are free public beaches as well as private ones.
At Salivoli, besides the beach, there is a tourist harbour providing charter facilities for the Tuscan archipelago and trips to Pianosa. North of the town, approx. 5 minutes by car, you'll find Baratti, with its large circular gulf and famous the world over for the remains of the Etruscan civilisation. Baratti is well equipped for holidaymakers and tourist facilities such as diving, sailing school, taxi-boat to reach enchanting hidden coves (also accessible by well signed footpaths). A large part of the beach has free public access.
To the south of Piombino the "Costa Est" (east coast) is defined by pale sandy beaches and shallow sea, ideal for families, ample stretches of free public beach alongside first rate, well equipped private bathing establishments. From Costa Est it is easy to reach Parco della Sterpaia and a WWF oasis, two pristine, uncontaminated land sites whose natural beauty has been preserved over the years. Here too, you'll find diving facilities geared to offer daily immersions as far as the Isle of Elba.
Trekking / Bikers
There are various options for this type of activity, depending which is the preferred itinerary. For example at Calamoresca there is an entire network of well signed paths, of different levels of difficulty, which enable crossing the promontory all the way to Baratti, with breaks along the way at the numerous coves and bays.
10 minutes by car is all it takes to reach the San Silvestro Archeominerario Park, with its mine, the Rocca di San Silvestro and nature trails, the coastal Sterpaia Park, with its precious damp woodland, typical of the Maremma, stretches as far as the sea, where you can spend a relaxing day; The Rimigliano Parco Costiero is like a green ribbon along the sea shore, consisting of dunes and Mediterranean scrub shaped by sea winds.
Diving / Sea
At both Baratti and the East coast you will find specialist operators and diving facilities to search for relics and a great variety of reef, also daily excursions to the Isle of Elba. For sheer seaside relaxion there are several free public beaches as well as private beaches all around our territory's coastline.
Piombino is where ferries sail to Elba, but you can also reach the island on Pianosa, a former penal colony and now a marine park.
Places of interest
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.
Charter / Sailboat
With its location on a promontory surrounded by sea, Piombino is the ideal base for short or long sailing trips, to visit the Tuscan Archipelago, starting off from Salivoli's boat harbour. Both sailing and windsurfing are sports deep rooted in these parts, where national and international champions have trained in the local sailing clubs.
In this respect the promontory provides the perfect natural environment for such sport at both competition and amateur levels.