Grosseto is the capital of the province of the same name. It is also the largest city in the province and an important agricultural center. The city is located on the coast and has more than eighty thousand inhabitants. The city is fairly prosperous and well organized.
Grosseto travel guide
City hall and tourist information
The address of the city hall is Piazza Duomo 1 – 58100 Grosseto, Italy. Phone: +39 0564488111. The postal code is 58100 and the area code is 0564. The seat of the Province of Grosseto is located in Piazza Dante.
The address of the tourist office is Via Saffi, 17 p.terra – 58100 Grosseto (Phone: +39 0564 488882).
The city has its own airport, called Baccarini (or rather Aeroporto della Maremma “Corrado Baccarini”). However, this is not used by tourists.
Grosseto railway station
There is a direct and frequent train connection from Rome. Travel time is between one and a half and two hours. There are also direct train connections from Pisa, Livorno and Siena. From Florence you must change in Viareggio, Siena or Pisa.
The main square of the city is the Piazza Dante. It is in this square that the city’s San Lorenzo Cathedral is located. Other churches include the San Pietro Church and the San Francesco Church. The Fortezza Medicea is the city’s ancient castle. The Palazzo Aldobrandeschi currently serves as the provincial seat.
A brief history of Grosseto
Grosseto is now a provincial capital, but in Etruscan times it did not exist and Roselle was the most important city in the area. This lasted until after the beginning of the Middle Ages. The town was part of the Republic of Siena and was then incorporated into the Grand Duchy of the Medici. The area began to be developed, but only after the marshes had been drained Grosseto became an important agricultural center.
How to get to Grosseto by car
Grosseto is located less than 200 kilometers north of Rome. It is more than 100 kilometers south of Pisa and Livorno. The distance to Florence is also just over 100 kilometers.
From Rome (north), Pisa and Livorno (south) take the E80 motorway which leads directly to Grosseto. From Siena take the SS223 to your destination. From Florence, first follow the Autostrada Raccordo Firenze-Siena.