The visit of Villa Rosa’s surroundings allows to understand - over
space and time - the relationship between human settlements, the
geomorphologic transformation of the territory and the history of
working activity connected with exploitation of minerals, especially
Piombino is a town on the Tuscan coast situated on the southern side
of the headland which bears the same name, just in front of Elba,
the biggest island of the Tuscany archipelago; Corsica is only a
short length of sea away and visible from the coast. Piombino is
around a hundred kilometres away from Galileo Galilei Pisa
International Airport, 161 km from Florence and 264 km from Rome.
Piombino was built in the eleventh century near Populonia, the
Etruscan town, extraordinarily prosperous in the 5th century BC.
The archaeological site of Populonia, the wonderful Etruscan
necropolis overlooking the gulf of Baratti on the Tuscan Tyrrhenian
coast draws much attention.
Val di Cornia is also very attractive, with plenty of Interesting
Medieval towns like Suvereto, Castagneto Carducci or Bolgheri. The
sea offers 20 Kms of sandy beaches. Today this land, most of which
was rescued from the pools and swamps.