Discover with us the provincial capital Grosseto, a city with many different aspects.
Grosseto is located in the South of Tuscany, in a vast plain near the Ombrone river, just a few kilometers from the sea. Today’s provincial capital is the medieval continuation of the Etruscan-Roman town of Roselle. From there, in 1138 the bishopric was moved to Grosseto. The trade (especially salt!) on the river Ombrone, and the proximity to the sea and the adjacent Vatican state were decisive for the site. Many have quarreled about the city: the Aldobrandeschi, the Republic of Siena, the Medicis and then the Habsburgs. Today, Grosseto with its perfectly preserved Renaissance city walls, one of the few in Italy, is a cozy, pleasant provincial capital with some interesting architectural examples: from the Gothic, the eclecticism and Art Nouveau to modern.
In addition, we suggest to visit Grosseto on Thursday as the weekly market is held on Thursday morning. After our walk around the city you can still a little browse the market stalls and, why not, a eat a porchetta buns!
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We are three qualified Tuscany tour guides living in Maremma, a land we call our second home! We provide guided tours to art, culture and everyday life in southern Tuscany!