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Piombino Things to Do

  • Napoleons Country House on Elba

    Napoleons Country House on Elba. Villa S. Martino and museum demidoff.Set in the hills with beautiful veiws over the harbour of Portoferrio. Not much inside the house, but worth a look.Do make sure you know the return times of the busses as in the afternon they are less frequent and you could end up waiting a couple of hours.

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  • Once on Elba,Visiting...

    Once on Elba,Visiting Napoleans Town house in Portoferrio, The Palazzina Dei MuliniSome interesting original pieces and pieces from the same era in the house, and the lovely garden with it's views.

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  • Visit the beach of S. Vincenzo...

    Visit the beach of S. Vincenzo (10 km before Piombino), where douzends of cars are parking at the right side: here is a small park to walk through to get to an very long beach with hot yellow sand (not black as in Cecina)Find a lonely place... ;-)

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Piombino Restaurants

  • Blue World Trattoria-Pizzaria,...

    Blue World Trattoria-Pizzaria, in Piombino just a short walk from the train station.Fantastic food really cheap and a great atmosphere.The pizza oven is a large mushroom. Funny waiters. There were a group of girls having a works outing in there ended up like a pary Great! Asti Spumanti at only 5.50 Euros for a whole bottel had two. Spaggettii al a...

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  • On board the Moby Baby, we had...

    On board the Moby Baby, we had breakfast in the bar, my friend had coffee and a sandwich and I had fresh orange juice and a Sandwich, delicious. On board the boat, good way of saving some time too. There sandwiches comprised of what looked like a pizza folded in half and heated up in a mini grill.Mine had had cheese olives and tomatoes in it it...

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  • Il noce is said to be really...

    Il noce is said to be really great but you can have some great food on board too, specially on new years evethis is a new years eve traditional food... zampone con lenticchie never forget traditions! zampone e lenticchie at new years eve!!

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Piombino Transportation

  • The way to Piombino's landscapes

    by train or by bus this trip to Piombino is not so expensive ( the price is about 15 euros by train and about 10 euros by bus). The best way to see the shore around piombino is of course by car or by motorcycle.if u like bibicle this is a good chance to use it!

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  • Get your tickets for the bus...

    Get your tickets for the bus to Piombino Marritima in the train station at Piombino.Once in the port cross the road to some building and go upstairs to the ticket offices for the ferries, there are two ferry lines Moby and Toremar.We got on the Moby Baby which was the next ferry leaving for Portoferrio in Elba, once you have your ticket walk...

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  • OR RATHER GETTING AWAY:- We...

    OR RATHER GETTING AWAY:- We returned on the 4.30 ferry The Moby Lally, prefered the Moby Baby as there was no outside seating on this one and it was hot in the bar.Once back at Piombino Marritima,we had trouble finding the ticket office for the bus and train so, head back to the bus stop and with the bus stop behind you and the water on your right...

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Piombino Local Customs

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    by Linky_Pinky Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    When in Italy remember to buy your tickets for the bus before going to the bus stop, you can buy these normally in the Tabacs or Bars and sometimes at train or bus stations. Once on the bus remember to validate your ticket in the machine or you could be finded.
    For the train you must validate your ticket on the platform before getting on the train, the fines are substantial.

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Piombino Warnings and Dangers

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    by Linky_Pinky Written Aug 26, 2002

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    When disembarking from the ferry ether get to the door early or be prepared for a long wait in the crowds and the heat.
    It took nearly an hour before we could get off, and as our time was limited we lost a valuable part of the day.

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Piombino Tourist Traps

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    by utttz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    elba itself is a tourist trap: you can't even imagine how many tourists you can find trapped there in august!

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Piombino What to Pack

  • U must have tennis shoes!!!

    Don't forget to bring tennis shoes becuase you have to put it when you want to discover beaches; the most beautiful beaches are far form the road so u have to explore around. tennis shoes, bathing suit, solar oil, sun glasses!!!!

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    1.) SUN-Protection 2.) Beware of Hornets / Wasps: one day I weared a long (!) shirt, and a hornet flew directly into the sleeve and got panicked.... Fortunately the next drugstore was near enough, but I felt dizzy and the bit paines got more and more, my arm swoll up, so the Vespa-tour was finished for the day! Biking Trip

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Piombino Off The Beaten Path

  • Ther are some fantatic beaches...

    Ther are some fantatic beaches and scubba diving on Elba.This picture is of the beach at Marino Di Campo.ELBAN LEGENDSTHE ARGONAUTS Even in the 3rd century B.C., the beach called the Ghiaie was covered with small, smooth stones, just as we see it today. In fact, Apollonio Rodio said that the Argonauts came ashore here on Elba: 'They dried up their...

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  • If you fancy something...

    If you fancy something different why not take a cruise on the Nautilus a glass bottom boat with bar and hi-fi on board.Two tours a daymorning tour leaves Portoferrio at 10.30 returning at 12.30Afternoon tour leaves from Marician Marina (on the north west coast)at 15.30 returning at 17.45 in low season in hight seson the Portferrio tour is the same...

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Piombino Sports & Outdoors

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    by Azhut Written Sep 11, 2002

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    If u like swimming like me, there is a beautiful place to do it.. but remember that sometimes it could be possible to see a shark.. so be careful !

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Piombino Favorites

  • Go to Blue World Trattoria to...

    Go to Blue World Trattoria to eat. My most favourite thing on Piombino was the Restaurant, but to be fair we only used the place to stop off before going on to Elba. In Elba it was arriving in the beautiful harbour of Portoferrio, with an old fort on the hill and little sail boats, beautiful.

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  • THE ETRUSCIAN discoverd this...

    THE ETRUSCIAN discoverd this beautiful corner early: they cut each out their rooms of the large mountain area that seems to have been walled like an big city! When going insid one of the rooms you find 3 benches of stone inside: 1 left, 1 right and 1 in front of you astern. Sometimes there are circle-round stones or some other things similar to an...

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