Grosseto is a charming city in the province of the same name in SouthernTuscany
. This historic city is situated 15 km from the most beautiful lengths of the Tyrrhenian Sea’s coastline, and is the principal town in the Maremma
. Grosseto has matured as a tourist destination. A well equipped airport for charter flights has been built in the vicinity making travel to Grosseto effortless. Enjoy holiday accommodations by choosing a vacation rental, villa rental or apartment rental on the Owner Direct vacation rentals website.
Grosseto is one of the few Italian cities that can still boast a city wall which is entirely intact and in good condition
. A 16th century hexagonal-shaped wall built during the Medici era encloses the historic center of the city. The impressive Medici Fortress is at the North-East embankment of the walls, and was built in the second half of the 16th century. The Medicean Walls have long lost their defensive function, and are one of the not-to-miss attractions in Grosseto today.
Within the walls of this incredible city are several marvelous historical treasures
including the Church of San Francesco. This Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was built by the Benedectines in the 13th century and then restored in 1903. It contains an abundant collection of artworks, and the Cross by Duccio di Boninsegna (1289).
The Museo Civico Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma is considered the most prestigious archaeological museum in Southern Tuscany
. It preserves one of the best collections in Italy of Etruscan art. A section of the museum is devoted to findings from the Etruscan civilization, while another houses Roman statues and artifacts. The museum also houses a series of vestiges from the prehistoric settlements in Maremma, including an interesting art collection from the Middle Ages. Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of villas, condo rentals, vacation rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals in Grosseto, Tuscany through the Owner Direct vacation rental website.
The province of Grosseto lies in southern Tuscany and is comprised of diverse landscapes of Maremma. Exploring the surrounding countryside, travelers are rewarded with views of untainted landscapes, rolling hills, grassy plains and an overall relaxing environment
. The few towns surrounding the city of Grosseto are treasures in themselves and are deeply rooted in their ancient origins, traditions and cuisine.
Grosseto has some of the best restaurants in the area offering the tasteful and genuine specialties of the Maremma territory
. Festivals and feasts devoted to typical produce are also common, the Gustatus food and wine review in the last weekend of October, the feast of the wild rabbit in September just to name a few.
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