In Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, in the center of Piombino, can be seen a fragment of its medieval defenses, a massive 13th century tower and a 14th century town gate. From here the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the principal street of the old town, leads to the Palazzo Comunale (originally 12th century, but much rebuilt), adjoining which is the late 16th century clock-tower.
In Piazza Curzio Desideri the late 14th century Church of Sant'Ántimo contains two fine tombs of the 14th and 15th centuries; a marble font by Andrea Guardi (1470) and another font made from an antique column. From the streets on the seafront there are attractive views of the island of Elba and the sea.
Piombino has much to offer: art, history, folklore, fine cooking and the sea. Its natural features are very similar to those of the islands of the Archipelago that it faces. The 31,5 kms of coast, (22 kms sandy and 9,5 kms rocky) to be reached either from the sea or from the land, the particularly mild climate, the crystal-clear waters and astonishing seabed all go to make Piombino an ideal place for recreation and relaxation, for people of all ages.
A sporting or cultural holiday, or one for those who want to enjoy contact with nature can be had at any time of the year. Each season has something different to offer. In spring and autumn. when nature is at her most generous with scents and colours, the visitor can rind things that often are hidden during the summer.
Empty beaches, facilities for tennis, rollerskating, football, horseriding, trekking. and boat trips. Lessons in sailing, surfing, swimming, and underwater diving. Ferry links with Elba, Corsica and Sardinia. Hotel and other accommodation for 6,000 visitors, with work in progress to double this capacity.
Hotels, camp sites, and tourist villages near the sea. Restaurants, pizzerie, farm and country house accommodation, where services are constantly being improved upon. All these elements together makeup the hospitality offered by this town that stretches out into the sea, as if to touch the nearby island of Elba.