Like many, my only knowledge of the north Italian coastal city of Piombino was as a port from where to take a ferry for the lovely island of Elba. Indeed several years ago with a group of motorcycle friends we had ridden to the port and waited for the ferry, without even a glance at the port city.
Well I now know that this was a major oversight. Last weekend I visited Piombino to watch a game of basketball and I stayed for 3 nights and wow what a lovely place to enjoy and explore! Italy has many hidden gems and this must be one of the most hidden! We were totally suprised as we had not expected to discover that this place is WELL worth a visit and luckily our apartment was right in the centre so we could walk anywhere in the town very quickly!!!
Look at some of the photos below!!