Populonia is on the edge of the Parco Archeologico di Baratti e Populonia. It is a small hamlet with no more than three streets, all of which belongs to one family. A Pisan watchtower was the origin of this hamlet that developed around it with its walls and castle (Picture 3) built in the 15th century.
The small private Etruscan Museum showcases a few Etruscan artefacts found in the area.
The Torre di Populonia is a great viewing point from which to admire the south coast.
The main street of Populonia is lined with handicraft shops, one of them displays Laura Pescae and her daughter’s glass sculptures and lamps.
You can also visit the excavations of the 2nd century BC temple and the Etruscan acropolis in the village, whose tours are every 30 minutes, but unfortunately only in Italian.