A region of tourist interest in the south of Tuscany is in the province of Grosseto. A bit wild and untamed, that's how this region presents itself, which always captivates you.
In the very south of Tuscany lies the province of Grosseto, which includes an area that all lovers of Tuscany are interested in Maremma know. An ancient swamp area that seems wild and untamed and embodies the untouched beauty of this area. Here you will find a colorful variety of flora and fauna, and there are bays and beaches that invite you to swim in this impressive nature.
Furthermore, there is entertainment and fun, leisure activities such as hiking and cycling and cities or smaller places that you absolutely have to visit if you are already in this unique area.
The city of Grosseto can look back on an eventful history: initially it was a citadel in the middle of a swampy area that already existed in Roman times and was a classic malaria habitat.
It was only through the promotion of the Medici family that the city rose in its sphere of influence and flourished economically.
Grosseto has been malaria free since the 30s, as the city was completely drained, allowing agriculture and industry to develop.
Despite the bombing during the Second World War, numerous sights were preserved.
The Parco della Maremma, also known as the Parco del Uccelina, or the Orbitello Lagoon is definitely worth a visit. The park covers an area of 10000 hectares and was created in 1975.
Here dense forests, lonely beaches and spacious pastures lie side by side, pure nature as far as the eye can see. Swamp Falls are still relics reminiscent of the swamps of old. Myrtle, dwarf palms and strawberries thrive here. Wild cats, deer, porcupines and foxes inhabit this natural treasure.
The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is also located here.
Of course, Grosseto is worth a visit, after all it is the capital of the province. But there are still many destinations that you shouldn't miss. The islands of the Tuscan archipelago lie picturesquely off the coast; Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia or Marina di Grosseto, Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole or Ansedonia also invite you to visit. In the interior of the country there are Roccastrada, Capalbio, Sorano, Pitigliano, Orbetello and many other places to visit.
The extensive nature of the Maremma is ideal for outdoor sporting activities such as hiking, trekking, mountain biking, cycling or horse riding. There are guided hiking trails to choose from that allow you to experience this wild and beautiful landscape in all its beauty. You can do sports on foot, on horseback, by bike or on a kayak. There is nothing more beautiful than gliding through the fairytale landscape. Nature, art and wellness find themselves in perfect harmony. Golf is also practiced, as is archery.
What is not neglected on the coast is definitely water sports. There are many possibilities here: windsurfing, sailing, diving, kiteboarding, ...
One thing is certain: you will never get bored in this diverse landscape because there is so much to discover.
The province of Grosseto is one of the most beautiful areas in Italy, in Tuscany Grosseto occupies a special position with the untamed power of nature that embodies this area.