Gulf of Baratti and Val di Cornia Parks
If you want a sandy beach surrounded by the green of a lush pine forest and the blue of the sea that extends to the Island of Elba, Baratti is the destination for you. Its seabed is not just rich in flora and fauna, but also in history. It is here that the remains of past civilizations have been found such as the famous silver amphora which today is displayed at the museum in Piombino. The thousand-year history of metal extraction and processing that started from the ancient Etruscans and continued to more recent times can be seen in the parks of Val di Cornia. Two Archaeological Parks, four Nature Reserves, two Museums and a Document Centre extend across five municipalities. A visit to the Temperino Mine onboard its yellow train is an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.