Grosseto

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  • Duration: 1/2 day
  • Map view: click here
  • Reachability: well, on the coastal highway

Worthwhile detour in the Maremma

The comparison with the cities Florence, Pisa, Siena, Pienza or San Gimignano Grosseto certainly does not hold up. The cities mentioned are all or parts of the world cultural heritage. Nevertheless, Grosseto with its medieval city center has its own charm and is also one of the larger and more important cities in the Maremma area, in the south of Tuscany, very close to the sea. If you are in the area anyway, the detour is worthwhile.

Traces of changeable history

Grosseto still has an almost completely preserved city wall from the mid-16th century, the construction of which goes back to the initiative of the Medici, who came into possession of Grosseto after an eventful episode around 1559. The old town is largely traffic-calmed and offers small restaurants, cafes and shops that invite you to stroll.

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A special attraction in Piazza Dante is the cathedral, which has architectural elements from the 13th century, but also from the 19th century when it was renovated. Nearby is the Palazzo della Provincia with the statue of Leopold II, the Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. January 29.01.1870, XNUMX). Leopold II made sure that the swamps around Grosseto were drained so that the then rampant malaria could be contained. Also noteworthy is the mighty Medici fortress, which points to the troubled times of that time.

Otherwise Grosseto is known for its Etruscan and Roman ruins and exhibitions. Two museums in Piazza Baccarini 3 are dedicated to History Grossetos and show exhibits from Etruscan, Roman and ecclesiastical history.

Other Etruscan ruins can be found near Grosseto, namely in the towns of Roselle and Vetulonia. Both places can also be reached by bus from Grosseto. Further information about Grosseto and the surrounding area can be found on the website www.turismoinmaremma.it.

When does Mark take place in Grosseto?

If you love shopping, you shouldn't get the Markt to be missed in Grosseto. The market takes place every Thursday morning from around 9:00 a.m. Outside the restricted-traffic zone there is usually a parking lot from which the city center can be reached relatively easily in a short walk.

Small tip from Toskanatour

From Grosseto it is not far to the coast. We recommend a detour to Marina de Grosseto, which is a good 10 kilometers from Grosseto. Marina di Grosseto has a small promenade and one Sandy beach. The water in the Bay of Grosseto was awarded the so-called "Blue Flag" because of its good quality.

Source: ENIT / Photo Teca: Piazza Dante with monument

Last updated: 06.02.2024

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