is the location of some of the best-preserved Etruscan tomb
structures and other remains in Tuscany, plus a small Etruscan
museum. It was an important metalworking city for the Etruscans
and one of the few of their cities built right on the coast. In addition to the Etruscan remains, Populonia has a massive
fortress built in the 15 C. From the fortress there are
wonderful views out over the Gulf of Baratti. There is also
a pleasant mediaeval village built around the fortress.
Worth a visit.
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Etruscan centre of Populonia.
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