- Middle Ages
- San Vincenzo
populonia not only etruscan
A 10 km from Piombino b>, the boulevard that leads
St. Vincent b>, it crosses the road that leads in minutes to
Baratti b>. Splendido natural harbour b>, synthesis between beauty of the sea
And its sunsets, and the fascinating archaeological presence of
Etruscan necropolis b>.
Tombs b> of various kinds, scattered throughout the territory, call for
A backward through centuries of a mysterious and fascinating world.
The road then continues tortuous climb in the green stain Mediterranean up to the Etruscan city of Populonia b>, which was also the Largest centre of the Mediterranean specialized in mergers Iron Mineral extracts obtained from the nearby island of Elba.
Located on the top of a hill surrounded by sea walls keeps Medieval b> built for the defence by Barbary pirates and complex Defensive della Rocca b> built in the first half of the fifteenth century Jacopo Appiani II. Inside the walls is hidden in a small village characteristic Trecentesco b>, organized on two longitudinal streets of St. John of Up and San Giovanni di Sotto, where a small but valuable museum b> Private b> are kept Etruscan and Romany b>, found in Excavations of the area and at sea.
From medieval fortress b>, which can be visited, it opens an exceptional Panorama of the plains below and the Tuscan archipelago. Font>