the piombino castle and town museum
Piombino in the Middle Ages
The restoration of the ancient Fortress has returned one of Piombino’s oldest buildings to its original splendour. The castle with its eight hundred years of history tells its own story; in a coherent architectonic whole it is possible to discern the many successive building phases carried out down the centuries around the original nucleus of the square-based second century tower. This was the city’s ancient Eastern gate that today’s visitors can admire in its arresting grandeur. Visitors can discover the history of this sea-side town through panels, computer points, splendid graphic reconstructions, and displays of archaeological finds.
Facilities: guided visits on reservatrions, bookshop, rooms for temporary exhibitions and conferences.