Grosseto and the surrounding area recalls the tenacity, strength, and obstinacy of man struggling to survive in a hostile environment, but with a wild and irresistible beauty. A territory torn from the waters and turned into a place where prosperity and respect for the earth coexist with nature.
The whole coastal area around Grosseto has for centuries been submerged by the stagnant waters of Lake Prile that made this unhealthy and abandoned place. Numerous remediations, notably by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany between the 18th and 19th century made this area liveable and so fertile that in a short time the whole area was repopulated giving life to farming activities and agriculture. Grosseto lies on a flat area just a few kilometers from sandy beaches and the crystal clear sea and it is one of the few cities in Italy, along with Lucca
, to be surrounded by intact city walls. Outside Grosseto Etruscan remains invite us to know their mysterious culture that emerges in the ruins of the ancient city of Roselle, or further south between the suggestive necropolis of Vetulonia. Mount Amiata protects Grosseto and the entire Maremma territory as a beacon; in this paradise for nature and sports lovers
, you can even ski in the winter and from the summit enjoy a panorama that sweeps from the sea to the gentle hills of Siena. In addition to this mountainous wonderland, the inland plain also hides wonderful treasures underground; spa tourism
may enjoy their precious regenerative fonts
, Sorano, and Petriolo just to mention some of the most famous spas between Grosseto and nearby Siena. The coast is frequently visited for its extraordinary beauty and variety of ecosystems. The south coast shows its wild side and is a true paradise for nature lovers with its natural “wet” reserves among the most beautiful in Italy and especially thanks to the Uccellina park, where it is not uncommon to meet small foxes and wild boars on the paths who enjoy a dip at sunset.
This is the land of Italian cowboys "i butteri," who with skill and elegance drive typical Maremma cows with long horns to graze. The lagoon of Orbetello with expansive beaches of Feniglia and Giannella offer families
a safe and fun place for their kids and relaxing for adults. Romantics
will be inspired by the poignant Capalbio or the view from the top of the castle battlements of Castiglione della Pescaia, and then enjoy the festivities of Roccamare, the crystal clear waters of the bay of Rocchette and Cala Violina, named as such because when you walk over the sand it sounds like a violin.
Be seduced by this area of extraordinary beauty and wholesome flavors. Windows on Italy has already selected the right properties for you where a simple stay can turn into true enchantment.