Torre medievale di Populonia e Rocca degli Appiani

Torre medievale di Populonia e Rocca degli Appiani

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The tower was constructed by a community from Pisa in the 12th century for the purpose of controlling the sea and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. In the 15th century, it was incorporated into the fortifications of the Castle of Populonia according to the desires of Appiani, Lords of Piombino.
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Simone S
Seville, Spain763 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Not only this is an interesting building from an architectural point of view, but the vistas from up the tower are incredible! Worth a visit!
Written 2 January 2020
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gourmetflaneur
York, UK1,073 contributions
Aug 2019
Populonia is reached by a narrow winding road. It commands a huge long sweep of a bay and was one of 70 such towers that protected the coast north to Livorno. A small entrance fee allows you to see inside the walled and well protected inner court and into the central keep itself. Parapets are narrow, staircases are very steep with at times awkward head and back room. Not for those with movement problems or a sense of claustrophobia. But the views are worth it as is the very interest in how these towers were constructed and the defences organised. The rest of the village is small with a couple of cafes and nearby you have the Etruscan acropolis. Well worth the detour.
Written 9 September 2019
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Fabian B
Berlin, Germany12 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Amazing, spectacular view! You absolutely must see it! It is easy to reach it and there is a small entrance fee. (€ 2,5)
Written 8 September 2018
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K8872QS
Hampshire, UK64 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Was staying close by so popped up for an evening to Populonia. The village itself is nice, but you would be silly not to go up the tower. The price is very modest and I thing for an extra euro or so you can also buy entrance to the nearby museum.

Great view over the sea.
Written 18 August 2018
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Tyler H
Florence, Italy132 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
The view from the top of the castle is really an experience you have to see for yourself! It is not that hard to reach and is worth the small entrance fee. If you are in the area check it off your list!
Written 11 June 2018
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lauradouglas150
London, UK11 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This place had been recommended to us, I googled it and it looked fairly dull. However we went out of curiosity.. it was actually very interesting and peaceful whilst there.
The views are stunning.
Definitely worth a visit .. well worth spending €2, 50 to enter the tower
Written 28 April 2018
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Peteruga
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands1,069 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Cheap entry and worth it! The view on top is very nice. The stairs are quite difficult to walk on especially when you are tall. You have to crunch to get through them. Not so many stairs, 50???
Perhaps less. Walking around the walls is also nice.
Written 14 August 2017
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Tim D
3 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We paid 7€ (2adults.3young kids) and got an epic view in return.
The stairs to the tower are a bit steep for the youngest ones, so be ready to create a small queue.
Written 27 July 2017
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Evgenyr1981
Israel688 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Following the title of my review - jump there while passing by, you won't regret. It is a tiny village with a single street, a museum and a tower. You have to buy ticket to enter both, or buy only Tower ticket as we did. Be prepared, there is only few stairs to access top panoramic floor, but it is tiny as hell narrow-wise, being relatively thin, I couldn't pass with my shoulder bag and had to lay down on steps and crawl up. My wife and both kinds have stayed down there. The panorama was well worth the uncomfortable but short climb, there is a big stone with arrows pointing N,S.W,E, as well as fantastic view on distant surroundings.
There is nothing interesting to see/shop in the village, a quick visit will be more than enough.
Written 28 June 2017
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665alex666
Switzerland248 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
While being in Tuscany we went to visiting the castle & the tower. For a small fee you can enter this great sightseeing & enjoying the great view from the tower (or castle in general). For a little extra fee you'll get the combi-ticket allowing you into the small museum 2 minutes away from the castle/tower.
And after that you can stroll around the small village & enjoy a wine or some food in the little cute restaurant.
You need to get a ticket for the parking and pay at the parking cashier before you leave.
Written 6 November 2016
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