The territory subject of the nEU-Med project is located in the northern “Maremma” area, between the Colline Metallifere and the coastal area, and it extends from the gulf of Follonica to the one of Piombino.This territory, in the Early Middle Ages, included a variety of natural environments (such as coastal marshes, hills and mountains) as well as various economical resources (eg. forestry, exploitation of mineral salt, breeding, grain culture and sources for the production of metal for coinage).

In this area, excavations will be realized in substantial archaeological sitesm two of them located on the coast (Vetricella and Carlappiano) and another one (Cugnano) located in a more inland position, to have a better knowledge about the exploitation of silver resources reated to coinage.