Grosseto is the largest city of the Maremma region.
While not one of the ‘classic’ Tuscan towns, Grosseto has a pleasant 16th century hexagonal town centre and the enclosed Medici Fortress.
The surrounding countryside is certainly worth visiting, not only for its elegant tourist destinations and breathtaking views, but also for the lack of mass-tourism.
Its coastline offers landscapes of singular beauty, crystal clear waters and pine forests.
At the Biancane Nature Park, you can look at the emissions of white and warm vapors coming from the depths of the earth.
Several protected areas include the Natural Park of Maremma and Uccellina Mountains; the Orbetello Lagoon Nature Reserve; and Lake Burano.
Grosseto and its Province hold small towns of art; fascinating Medieval and Renaissance centers; archaeological sites preserving Roman and Etruscan remains.
Finally, the Grosseto rich gastronomic tradition, and its excellent local wines, add an extra magic touch to this charming land.
What to see in Grosseto
Grosseto most important monuments are the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the Church of St. Francis and the Archaeological and Art Museum of the Maremma.
The Argentario Promontory is a popular tourist destination for a beach holidays among rocks, coves and scuba diving.
Here, don’t miss Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, worldly and fun places, but also enchanting towns rich in history.
In the Metalliferous Hills, Massa Marittima preserves its medieval splendor intact. Around the city, the Archaeological Park is full of evidence of Etruscan civilization.
The necropolis of Vetulonia constitutes the highest expression of Etruscan funerary architecture.
What to do in Grosseto
You can really enjoy in depth your holidays in the Grosseto province.
Sea lovers can choose between rocks, coves or long and sandy beaches and enjoy water sports and boating.
The wonderful and colorful backdrops of the Argentario Promontory, as well as the islands, are the ideal choice for scuba diving.
The protected areas offer a lot of paths for walking excursions, by bike or on horseback of different levels and difficulties, against the green Maremma valleys.
Golf enthusiasts can indulge in their favorite activity in various centers inside splendid natural settings, while several thermal complex and SPAs provide wellness and health stays.
As usual, in Tuscany and all over Italy, don’t miss the plethora of traditional and folkloristic events scattered in most towns of the Grosseto Province.
What to taste in Grosseto
The Maremma cuisine is based on traditional country products.
Typical dishes are fettuccine with different seasonings, mushroom soup, pheasant broth and in particular “acquacotta”, a soup with onion, celery and tomato, chilli.
The typical Maremma main course is the wild rabbit “alla cacciatora”, cooked with tomato, spices and a little chili.
On the sea coast and in the widespread marine locations, coastal and mountain recipes combine country ingredients and seafood.
Among the desserts: the cavallucci of Massa Marittima, the castagnaccio, the Christmas loaf typical of Porto Santo Stefano.
Remarkable is the production of wines, including the Colli di Maremma wine; Morellino di Scansano; Ansonica Costa dell’Argentario; Ansonaco of Isola del Giglio and Bianco di Pitigliano, just to name a few.
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