The Etruscan Coast includes the entire coastline and the nearby hinterland that stretches between Livorno and Piombino.
The area is so call because it is tied with the history and evolution of the Etruscan people. The Etruscans inhabited and exploited in various ways this territory since the ninth century B.C. until the Roman invasion that lead to their gradual disappearance. Their ancient presence is yet still testified by numerous archaeological finds and necropolis scattered all along the coast.
Very famous are the archaeological sites of Baratti and Populonia.
The coastline of the Costa degli Etruschi gives unique emotions: there are wild sand dunes that have never known the man’s hand and thick Mediterranean pine forests perfect for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
The sea that bathes it is crystal clear, in many places remains low for several meters from the shore and is therefore ideal for children to play. In the evening, when the sun sinks into its waters the sea tinged with red, pink and orange: a show not to be missed which can be admired from the panoramic square of Piombino or from the medieval fortress of Populonia.
Impossible not to be enchanted in front of so much beauty, so much history, so much tradition and nature that characterizes the Etruscan Coast.