It is the capital of the province. Its old town is located within the Medici walls. It is also interesting to visit for the six sticks, which are located in the defensive belt, in addition to the numerous monuments, museums and churches that illustrate the history of our places.
The city is located about 12 km from the sea (where the municipal hamlets of Marina di Grosseto and Principina a Mare overlook), in the center of a floodplain called Maremma grossetana, at the confluence point of the Ombrone valley.
In the north-eastern part of the municipality, near the modern hamlet of Roselle that has arisen near the ancient Etruscan-Roman city, there is a hot spring of sulfureo water, of the same nature and origin that distinguishes the most renowned baths Saturnia and the other spas scattered between Mount Amiata, the Tufo area and the hills of the Albegna and Fiora.
In the eastern and southern part of the municipality flows the River Ombrone, which with its course first skirts the municipal hamlet of Istia d’Ombrone and then approaches in some places to the city (St. Martin, Alberino, Fornacione) with some of its loops that preceding the mouth located inside the Maremma Nature Park, just south of Principina a Mare.
The western part of the municipality is included in the Diaccia Botrona nature reserve, a marshland that extends where the ancient Lake Prile stood, while the southwestern area falls into the Maremma Nature Park, where the marshland area extends and the first offshoots of the Bird’s Mountains south of the mouth of the Ombrone rise.
Grosseto’s Ants are also included in the municipality, in the heart of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park; the islets and the entire stretch of sea that bathes the coast of Grossetano also fall within the European marine protected area of the Sanctuary for marine mammals.
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Stayed for 10 days in August, two adults and two teenagers. Used as a base to visit local areas and also Rome and Florence (3 hour drive). Basic accommodation but clean and comfortable. Spent days when at the village in the pool. Pool was everything you needed on scorching hot days…very clean and relaxed…swimming caps are essential and can be purchased at reception. Only ate once at the restuarant but was delicious. We were the only English family and the staff tried very hard to keep us included at all times. Evening entertainment was as expected…we saw bingo, made slightly harder by the translations, and an acrobatic display, which was entertaining despite a fall. Would recommend
Brilliant resort in the Tuscan countryside
Fantastic holiday in villa with excellent pool and on site services. Great staff, kids club, baker visiting every morning with lovely fresh bread, delicious food served in the restaurant on site. Can’t recommend enough will be back for another holiday
perfect for a family holiday
We spent a lovely week enjoying the pool and the beautiful beach nearby (Cala Violina). Each bungalow is well equipped, clean and quite (and air conditioned). Lots of great places to visit in the area from Piombino to Massa Marittima to Castiglione della Pescaia. The staff was very professional and welcoming. Can’t wait to go back!