Why choose a cruise to Piombino for Siena and Pisa?

A Piombino for Siena and Pisa cruise offers a heady mixture of stunning cities crammed with cultural attractions, alongside picturesque towns and natural scenery. Enjoy exploring the churches, piazzas and fortresses of Piombino, an underrated tourist destination that’s a mistake to bypass. The nearby countryside is stunning, with undulating hills lined with cypress trees and traditional villages.

Many tourists head to nearby Pisa, a beautiful city famed for its iconic leaning tower, which you can easily spend a day exploring. The medieval city of Siena, with its colourful houses and Gothic architecture, is another popular destination.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

A guide to Piombino for Siena and Pisa’s hotspots

Piombino is often bypassed in favour of its more popular neighbours, but it’s worth taking time out to explore the town, which has a small but well-preserved historic district. Stroll up the elegant Corso Vittorio Emanuele, lined with local restaurants, to the Piazza Bovio. This square is built on a sea cliff and has stunning ocean views of the nearby island of Elba.

Those who are more interested in relaxing on a beach than exploring cities are also in luck. The stunning, pristine beach of Torre Mozza is just a 20-minute drive away. Turquoise waters lap soft golden sand, and right on the beach you’ll find the atmospheric Mozza Tower.

Just over an hour from Piombino is the fascinating city of Pisa. Visit beautiful Campo dei Miracoli ­– Miracle Square – to see the iconic leaning tower and a stunningly ornate cathedral. Take time out to explore the rest of the city where you’ll discover beautiful Renaissance and Gothic buildings, as well as a vibrant local café and restaurant scene.

An hour-and-a-half inland is the evocative city of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site crammed with stunning medieval buildings. Enjoy exploring the colourful historic town, including the Piazza del Campo, a square bordered by impressive buildings and delicious outdoor restaurants.

Buildings in Siena

Cruise lines that sail to the port of Piombino

Marella Cruises

Saga Cruises

The best time to visit Piombino for Siena and Pisa

Many people enjoy exploring Piombino and its sun-kissed beaches in July and August, when the weather averages a balmy 23°C, the mercury sometimes rising to 29°C.

But if you’re taking a Piombino for Siena and Pisa cruise to explore the cities, you might be more comfortable exploring during May, when the temperature ranges from 16°C-21°C, and there’s rarely a cloud in sight.

Did you know?

· The walls of Piombino were initially designed by Leonardo da Vinci

· Galileo’s gravity experiments were supposedly conducted from the Leaning Tower of Pisa

· Piombino’s food speciality is cacciucco, a rustic fish stew