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Discovering Piombino

On 15th April, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., as part of the Port Center Thursdays initiative, a book on the history of Piombino, published by Pacini Editore and financed by the Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Castagneto Carducci, will be presented online.

The book, written by Marco Paperini, is an historical account of Piombino between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries in a richly evocative journey that offers incredible, evocative settings (like Piombino’s lagoons) and historical glimpses of rare beauty dedicated to the birth of the town around the port of Falesia and its development up to the dawn of the contemporary age. There are many characters in this story, from Appiani to Leonardo da Vinci, from the beautiful Simonetta Cattaneo to Princess Elisa Bonaparte. All of this is enriched by previously unpublished images, revealing a Piombino unknown to most people.

The book will be presented by the President of the Northern Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority, Luciano Guerrieri. The event will be attended by t Piombino’s Councillor for Culture and Tourism, Giuliano Parodi, the General Manager of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Castagneto Carducci, Fabrizio Mannari, and the President of the Fondazione Livorno Arte e Cultura, Olimpia Vaccari.

The author of the book, Marco Paperini, will be taking the floor. Moderator: Claudio Capuano, manager of the Port of Piombino Territorial Office. The publisher will also be present.

Port Center Thursdays’ is a programme of more or less monthly appointments, from October to June, organized by the Northern Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority as part of the Open Port initiative, a project designed to open up the Network’s ports to citizens and tourists, which, over the last year, has had to be adapted into an online version, maintaining a high level of interest in discovering the places and port activities of the past and present

For the first time ever, the Port Center Thursday initiave will be held in Piombino, in the Port Network’s Territorial Office’s conference room. Piombino is   is one of the six ports in the North Tyrrhenian Network, which also comprises Livorno, the Elba island ports of Portoferraio, Rio Marina, Cavo and Capraia island port).  The presentation of Marco Paperini’s book marks the perfect starting point for a programme to be developed in the Piombino and Elba area.

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