Welcome to Tuscany, famous for its stunning scenery, food, and wine. The research site overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a view of the Isle of Elba. Although many tourists make Populonia and its environs their destination today, the area still maintains authentic Tuscan traditions.
It also boasts a number of natural attractions. The Rimigliano Park, a strip of luxuriant coastal Mediterranean vegetation, abuts the research site. You’ll also be near the World Wildlife Fund reserve of Orti Bottagone, an important habitat for wild birds and amphibians.
Many towns that date from the Middle Ages dot the area, most of which are known for their traditional festivals, excellent food (especially game such as wild boar), and wine. Populonia’s location makes it an ideal jumping-off point for visits to Pisa, Florence, and other cities if you decide to spend time in Italy before or after the project.