Grosseto - The area of Grosseto is also known as Maremma.
The history of the Maremma goes far back into time, all the
way to prehistory. From the seventh century B.C., with the
presence of Etruscan civilization, it had become an important
economic centre for the Mediterranean basin.
The interesting archaeological sites in the Grosseto province
make the perfect itinerary for following the traces of this
people. They are able to tell us today about this evolved
society and its principal activities, a people known as "the
first great people of Italy".The Etruscans, skilled craftsmen
and merchants whose main activity was carried out at sea,
built their cities on high terraces as can be seen with Roselle,
Vetulonia and Ghiaccio Forte. Their necropoleis were structured
as proper cities according to a precise urban plan, with streets,
squares and splendid monuments. A short distance from Grosseto
are the remains of two among the most important and powerful
Etruscan cities: Roselle and Vetulonia.
Washed by the clear water of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Maremma
coastline's long, sandy beaches are bordered by dunes decked
with green bushes and flowers and framed by lush, thick pine
groves. The long sandy shore runs from Punto Ala to Castiglione
della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto and continues beyond
Pincipina a Mare to the wild coves of Marina di Alberese in
the Maremma National Park.
Its coastline is among the most beautiful and best known
in the province. Here, isolated and completely untouched beaches
alternate with the best equipped, able to satisfy any need.
If this is your first time in Grosseto,
follow this link and find a comprensive guide to the area,
with suggested places to see. Click here if you wants only
to know the must see places
- Arcidosso - Campagnatico - Capalbio - Castell'Azzara - Castel
del Piano - Castiglione della Pescaia - Cinigiano - Civitella
Paganico - Follonica - Gavorrano - Isola del Giglio - Magliano
in Toscana - Manciano - Massa
Marittima - Monte Argentario - Monterotondo Marittimo
- Montieri - Orbetello - Pitigliano
- Roccalbegna - Roccastrada - Santa Fiora - Scansano
- Scarlino - Seggiano - Semproniano - Sorano