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Hotel B&B Grosseto
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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 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.
Part of the information regarding the history, the art, the traditions and the events about the city of on this page is drawn from www.wikipedia.org respecting the GNU Free Documentation License.