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Grosseto

Grosseto is the capital of a famous territory today known as Tuscan Maremma. The fortified walls of Medicean origin surround the city with a hexagonal star shape with six bastions.

In town visitors can admire several interesting monuments: the Cathedral dedicated to San Lorenzo,the patron of Grosseto, built around 1200 and subjected to several restorations in the following centuries. Inside there are some beautiful works attributed to Benvenuto di Giovanni, Antonio Ghini and a wooden Crucifix dating back to 400.

In Grosseto there are other works to be seen in a visit to the city, including the Archaeological Museum of Art with many archaeological findings dating back to prehistoric times. They have been mainly found in Grosseto area, but there are also old coins and paintings of the Siena school.

Palazzo Aldobrandeschi, a neo-Gothic masterpiece of Lorenzo Porciatti is really worth a visit. Visitors can also enjoy interesting excursions to discover ancient medieval settlements or the beauties of still intact nature.

Grosseto is also an excellent tourist destination for its sea and the beautiful sandy beaches. There in Marina di Grosseto visitors can stay and enjoy the large and lush pine forests immersed in the the scent of the plants of the Mediterranean flora such as brooms and herbs.

The province of Grosseto includes also a well-known island, situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea: Giglio Island. It’s  a hidden treasures of Tuscany with wonderful beaches and crystal clear water (click here for ferries to Giglio island).

Accommodations in Grosseto are supplied by a number of high quality hotels . In the countryside it is possible to spend a holiday in B&B and Farmhouses equipped with all the comforts, including stables and horses. Tuscany is an area of high tourist interest, complete in all respects, suitable to offer high quality.

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