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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.
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.
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.