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This settlement dates back to the Iron Age and was called Pupluna in Etruscan times. Populonia's wealth stemmed from the mining of minerals on the island of Elba and the hills surrounding Campiglia. The necropolis was progressively covered by slag from the mines and remained hidden until the early 20C. In addition to the necropolis, sights of interest in the village include the Gasparri Musem which houses a small collection of funeral urns and other Etruscan objects found in the region.
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I - 57020 Populonia
Opposite the sea, the necropolis is made up of sunken, ditch or chamber tombs or of tumuli. The tomb with funerary beds ("letti funebri") and that of the pyriform aryballo form part of the tumulus tombs on a cylindrical platform. The t..
al Castello I - 57020 Populonia
In this historical location the name of the establishment could not but recall an old Etruscan name; in the delightful village there is a fantastic view over the sea and fish specialities reflect the daily catch.