Ships dock close to the center of town.
Piombino is located in the final stretch of the Etruscan Coast, which ideally begins at the height of Livorno, a hundred kilometers further north. Interesting to know In the early 1800s, Napoleon Bonaparte assigned Piombino to his sister Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, who became regent of the Principality of Lucca and Piombino. The Princess of Piombino used to call the city "my little Paris" and during her reign the town had a period of great splendor. Built over the sea, Piombino has always been a naval base. Today, the city's port is used for freight transport, but also as marina. From the port of Piombino you can catch one of the many ferries that go direct to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba Island is just 10km from the coast!), as well as those to Sardinia and Corsica.
Piombino is the port of departure for getting to the stunning island of Elba and Portoferraio is the main port on the island, where most ferries to the island of Elba arrive.
Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings. Though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday afternoon openings are becoming more common in Livorno, Pisa and Florence.
Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day) January 6 (Epiphany) Pasquetta (Easter Monday) April 25 (Liberation Day) May 1 (Labour Day) August 15 ( Ferragosto ; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) November 1 ( Ognissanti ; All Souls Day) December 8 ( Immaccolata ; Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) December 25 ( Natale ; Christmas)
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