The Gulf of Baratti

The magnificent Gulf of Baratti has a small tourist harbour, a wonderful black and silver beach (ferrous sand) dunes covered with myrtle and juniper bushes, a century-old pine wood and an Etruscan necropolis.

All this and more is waiting to be discovered in Baratti – restaurants specializing in fish or local cuisine, a beach with bars and all you need for a day’s swimming and sunbathing, the possibility to organise boat trips, scuba diving or sailing lessons, a green play area with benches and public WCs, as well as the chance to visit the archaeological parks.


It is only a 15 minute walk down the age-old road known as the “Romanella” from Populonia to the Gulf of Baratti, but during the summer months, Piombino Town Council run a shuttle bus that departs from the car park just beyond the castle walls.