The area features 4 natural parks, 2 archaeological parks, a documentation centre and 3 museums, all showing the variety of the local wildlife as well as the Etruscan heritage and the ancient activities of extraction and production of metals typical of the area.
Parchi Val di Cornia
The area features 4 natural parks, 2 archaeological parks, a documentation centre and 3 museums, all showing the variety of the local wild life as well as the Etruscan heritage and the activities of extraction and production of metals typical of the area.
What to do
Visit the Etruscan Necropolis and Populonia Archaeological park
Take a trip to the Archaeological and Mining Park in San Silvestro, learning more on the techniques used for prospecting and extraction of minerals. Visit the beautiful San Silvestro Rocca afterwards
Explore the Sterpaia coastal park , with its humid forest and wildlife
Go for a cycling tour in the Poggio Neri Park (Sassetta)
Discover the best wines produced in the area visiting cellars hidden between hills and old medieval towns along the Strada del Vino.
Apart from the magnificent gulf, Baratti is also widely known for the Archaeological Park, an open-air museum where visitors can walk between ancient ruins.
What to do
Walk through Via delle Cave path up to Belvedere and enjoy a spectacular view of the gulf
Trek on the Via del Monastero and reach the San Quirico Benedictine monastery, funded in the 11th century
Visit the Acropolis located on hillocks such as Poggio Castello and Poggio Mulino
Most of Populonia’s monuments have been built using the stones extracted from the Grotte Necropolis.