Distance: 35 minutes
Grosseto, the capital of the Tuscan Maremma, lies on the plain crossed by the Ombrone river, a few kilometres from the beautiful Tyrrhenian coast. The historic centre of the city is very characteristic and enclosed by the ancient Medici walls that have retained their original appearance to this day.
The city’s development is more recent than that of many other ancient villages in the Maremma, dating back to around 935, the year in which Roselle was completely destroyed by Saracen pirates. Since 1336, Grosseto was a Sienese dominion and only surrendered to the Medici family in 1559, after the battle of Montalcino; the city only found its present form in the twentieth century, thanks to the reclamation works in its territories.