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Grosseto is placed on the bank of the Ombrone river, near the Tyrrhenian coast. The province of Grosseto borders on the provinces of Siena, Livorno and Pisa. The city, of medieval origin, had a great expansion as a consequence of the reclamation of the Maremma area. Near Grosseto there are numerous important tourist resorts, like Follonica, Orbetello and the Argentario area.

Grosseto is considered as the main town of the Maremma area. Grosseto has lived some periods of greatest splendour during the domination of the Aldobrandeschi family, under the rule of the Medici family and finally with the coming of the Duke Leopold II of Lorraine, who has made works of land reclamation and improvement. The people who in the past has more influenced the history of Grosseto and the surrounding land are surely the Etruscans.

The city centre is enclosed with huge walls and it keeps ancient buildings in various styles; around the old town has afterwards grown the modern city.
Among the most important monuments of Grosseto, we must surely mention the Duomo of Grosseto (dating from the XIII century). You could also find numerous villages and castles, like Scarlino, Gavorrano, Ravi and Buriano, which let you respire the atmosphere of the Middle-Ages.

The Maremma area is one of the less populated lands of Italy, with numerous fields left as lands for the flora and fauna, like the Park of Uccellina.
Very enchanting are the areas of Cala Martina, Cala Violina, Punta Ala and above all Castiglione della Pescaia, where the sea is crystalline and the hills face the coast.

The tourism in this area has much developed during the last years; it isn’t a mass-tourism, but a tourism for all who search for peace and quiet. In the Maremma area, but also in the other zones of the province of Grosseto like the Argentario area, Orbetello and the Spa of Saturnia, there are many farms-holiday; the country tourism has increased greatly in the last few years and to satisfy this growing demand were born many farms-holiday in Grosseto and its province.

Other tourist areas are Follonica, Castiglione della Pascaia, the Natural Park of Maremma or Uccellina (named after the Mountains which set the bigger part of the land), the Argentario area, Orbetello, Capalbio, Manciano, Vulci, Sovana, Saturnia, the Mount Amiata, Pitigliano.

Visiting Grosseto

Grosseto is one of the tuscan provinces which has many important tourist and naturalistic attractions. The town walls of Grosseto date from the X century, but they were rebuilt many times during the centuries, up to the Medicean Walls dating from the XVI century; inside the walls, it’s possible to visit the old town.

In the wonderful Piazza Dante you can find the Cathedral of S. Lorenzo (the patron saint of Grosseto), which was built at the end of the XII century on a pre-existent religious building and was restored many times during the centuries; its interior is rich in works of art like ancient glass windows, altars, frescoes and paintings dating from the XV and the XVI centuries.

Keeping on with our visit, we can find the Palace of Province Aldobrandeschi (dating from the XX century and built in neo-gothic style), the old Gate in Gothic style (placed over the enclosure walls and dating from the XIII century), the medieval Cassero Senese (finished in 1345 and placed inside the Bastione Fortezza), the Cassero del Sale, which, of medieval origin but restored afterwards, in the XIV century acted as customs for salt.

Among the churches of the city, we must mention the Church of S. Pietro (the most ancient church of Grosseto, dating from the XII century) with its impressive bell-tower dating from the XIII century, the Church of S. Francesco d’Assisi (built in the XIII century), in times past seat of the Benedictines and afterwards seat of the Franciscan order, with the chapel dedicated to S. Antonio from Padua and the annex bell-tower.

In the Piazza Fratelli Rosselli area, you could admire the Palace of Government and the Palace of the Post office; not far from these palaces, you could find the Duomo of Grosseto, finished at the beginning of the XIV century and restored many times during the centuries.

In the wonderful Piazza Baccarini, you could visit the Archaeological Museum of Art, which displays numerous paintings, statues and historical founds dating even from the prehistory.
You could also admire the Theatre of the Industri (built in 1863 on a pre-existent building) and the Monument dedicated to Leopold II of Lorraine, representing the Grand Duke helping a women.

Municipalities of Grosseto:

Cinigiano Civitella paganico Gavorrano Grosseto
Isola del giglio Massa marittima Monterotondo marittimo Montieri
Roccastrada Scarlino

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