The main centre of the Maremma, Grosseto is the southernmost of the provincial capitals of Tuscany and it is characterised by a particularly striking historical centre: completely surrounded by walls which, following the enlargement built during the Renaissance, have been preserved intact over centuries until today, giving to history and architecture enthusiasts cues of great interest.
The surrounding area of the city was already inhabited in prehistoric times, but today's Grosseto developed during the Middle Ages. For a long time (in successive phases) to the domination by Sienese and, with the fall of the latter, it passed under the control of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, thanks to which intense reclamation works of the Maremma were undertaken.
Located a few kilometres away from the sea, on which the city has its outlet through the towns of Marina di Grosseto and Principina a Mare, Grosseto is at the same time point of arrival and departure for art, history and culture enthusiasts, thanks to various attractions present inside and outside the historic centre: in addition to the walls, there are noteworthy ramparts and fortifications,towers and many works of religious architecture (churches, basilicas, cathedrals, convents, monasteries and abbeys).
Grosseto’s territory also involves 4 protected areas: Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve, Maremma Natural Park, Tuscan Archipelago National Park and the sea area of Cetacean Sanctuary. A stay at a charming and comfortable hotel in Grosseto will therefore offer many opportunities in terms of relaxation, entertainment, nature and cultural enrichment.