The San Silvestro Archaeological Mines Park, on the hills to the north of Campiglia Marittima, offers a unique way to learn about history: explore the traces left behind by the miners, armed with colourful helmets as you follow in their tracks on foot and on board a mining train. It’s a fascinating itinerary characterized by plays of light and shadow in this underground world. The heart of the park is Rocca San Silvestro, the medieval village where miners and metalworkers once lived.
The Populonia Archaeological Museum, in the heart of the historic centre of Piombino, is a museum where boredom has no place: life-scale installations of historic activities and settings, videos of archeological discoveries and large reconstructions of the landscape bring to life and provide a voice to the over 2,000 precious artefacts held in the rooms. The museum also offers a multisensory, educational itinerary, with sound stations and tactile models. Make sure to see the Baratti amphora, a masterpiece in silver that was recovered from the sea, the symbol of the museum and of the beauty of the territory.