The old town area behind the walls is active and a some buildings date back 700 year. The Francesco church is form 1200, and was given to the town by Benedictine Friars. The church has gone through many renovations, and fires, and the bell tower struck by lightening and rebuilt in 1950's. The palace is from Aldobrandeschi family era from 1100's....more
Civic Museum inside-walk the grounds. It is a nice walk around to get the feel for what the fort was like on layout. The fortress is in the middle of the historic area of the city, and really in the middle of the city. The fort area has been a protection area back before 1151 when the Aldobrandeschi family took control of this region. They lost out...more
A well preserved area that serves to keep intact the beach and pine forest and marshes around it as well as surrounded by hills. The park stretches for about 50 miles- and has many trails throughout. We tried to reach one tower that looked far away, and it really was. After 2+ hours of walking, on the sandy beach, we turned around. The park is very...more
This is a nice view of the area from the beach to the marshes to the hills in the distance. It was all established for water control for the inlet and to keep some in ans let out when too high. They do grow crops on some of the reclaimed land inside the area under control of water flow. The whole area is controlled for the flow of water and they...more
Monte Argentario is one of the most famous spots in the Maremma and Tuscany. The promontory, which was originally an island, is characterized by a high, rocky coastline covered by a thick Mediterranean thatch, interrupted by olive groves and vineyards. It is now connected to the land by the Feniglia and Giannella sand bars, two strips of...more
If you are travelling in South Tuscany and want to relax in a pretty and glamorous seaside location, Punta Ala is your place. The beach is rather narrow in comparison to Northern Tuscany's beach (in Forte dei Marmi or in Viareggio for istance) but the sea water is completely different: it's really transparent. It has been a very fashionable place...more
The Giardino dei Tarocchi (Tarots garden) was born more than 20 years ago upon the idea of NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE. The results in simply spectacular and worths a visit, interesting for both adults and children.Opening hours from April 1 to Oct 15: from 2.30 pm to 7.30 pmPrices:Regular fee € 10,50Children from 7 to 16 years € 6,00Students € 6,00Adults...more
Pitigliano has been a real nice surprise while visiting the Grosseto province: the visual impact is rather spectacular since it almost seems to grow out of a high rocky outcorp rising from a deep gorge. You can visit the 13th century Palazzo Orsini and admiring the 16th century aqueduct. Do not miss the jewish Ghetto, once home of a big jewish...more
Excellent location right at the city limits of the town and only 3 miles to the old part of the...more
This place was an excellent choice: we planned a 2 month Grand Tour of Italy, and we reached this...more
Cala Dei Santi
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Although I am Italian, it's difficult to enter a restaurant in a touristy place and feel at home or like you feel in your favourite restaurant in your home town. But in the Hostaria del Ceccotino it happened to us. We had to wait for a while but the dishes and the kindness repaid it completely; dishes are big and the quality is excellent. Many...more
Café Bistro Aldobrandeschi: here you can go for a good lunch.Sitting in the sun in the silent streets, the first aquantaince...very nice My father and I got tuna, tomatoes and some onionrings with some Tuscanian saltless bread on the side. Watch out, because they are going to pour a lot of olive-oil on it all (not on the bread). If you don't want...more
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The Affinity Bar is the meeting point for the younger people from 16 to 30.The Happy Hour begins around 7.30 pm and continues until 8.30 pm.You can order all the cocktails and each one costs 4 euros. There are snacks offered like pizza, wurstel, overn baked pasta and sometimes cheeses.At the weekend there are up to 200 people inside and outside....more
We visit this farm because we were used to drink their wines in a restaurant in our home town: good wines at affordable prices. We didn't expect it to be such a huge estate with every type of crops. The shop is really fantastic with every type of fruit and vegetables at very cheap price than preserves and jams, wines, flour, "farro" (it looks like...more
This delicatessen shop, run by a very nice guy and open during evening as well, has a very interesting subsidiary just on the other side of the street selling just preserves, jams and marmelade. Considering that preparing preserves is one of my (secret) hobbies, it was just like entering in paradise. You can find there a preserve of EVERYTHING.more
Some culty tips for you ;o)
The Italians have a kinda midday rest period (like a siësta). So the shops are closed between 11 am and 3 pm. Shops are open from 9-11 am and 3-8 pm.
Also when eating here: expect a lot of seafood (octopus, white fish, large shrimps, salmon), a lot of tomotoes, garlic, olive oil, cheese, pizzas and pastas). So if you are a potatoe & stew lover this is not really the place to be. But hey you must try the Italian food for sure, it's great! (though I must admit I couldn't eat any pasta or pizza anymore after a week).
These doves that appear at every waterspot maybe? No, no. No real warnings needed here. You only will get extremely bored here on sundays (shops closed, town seems more dead then alive)and you can easily can get yourself a parking ticket here.
The beach of Grosseto is a definite no no. It's a real trap, you think a nice a beach but will get disappointed. So you better go to the beach of Castellione della Pescaia. It's very close and has everything nice.
Luggage and bags:
Yes common and let's pack all those nice summerclothes! It's warm here from may till september (about 35-30 degrees Celcius). Between september and may it's the same bad weather as in the rest of Europe in autumn and winter.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take your walking shoes for the climbing and looking around part and take the nice looking shoes for the dinner, the walking around in cute towns with no mountains nearby.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take your sunlotion otherwise you will be looking like some lobster.
Photo Equipment: Film is available here.
This is the small Dome of Grosseto. Around this Dome lays the towncentre with the shoppingstreets. It's inside the city walls. These days the main square is kinda under construction, which is too bad, because this place used to be a lot prettier before I have heard.more
Shop until you drop! My favourite sentence on all my pages, I guess ;o) Well, if you like to go shopping - I am sure you do if you are a woman- go shopping here! Nice clothes and jewels to be found for sure! Note: this is not a good place for touristic shopping if you are into that stuff.more
Favorite thing: Do some walking inside the city walls. Go to the main square (it's on the picture) and enjoy the Dome, the Gouvenors Palace, the Tower and the shoppingstreets ;o)