Province of Grosseto travel guide

The province of Grosseto is the largest province of the Tuscany region, but the second smallest in terms of population. The capital of the province is also called Grosseto. The Palazzo Aldobrandeschi currently serves as the provincial seat. It is the southernmost province of Tuscany.

Grosseto province travel guide

Description

The province of Grosseto has a fairly long coastal strip. The Isola del Giglio is the most famous one of the islands that are part of the province. A big part of the province is taken up by a natural area known as the Maremma.

Main cities

Grosseto

City wall Grosseto
Bastione Santa Lucia

Grosseto is the capital, the largest city in the province and also 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. 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.


Orbetello

Orbetello mill
The mill of Orbetello

Orbetello is a small coastal town in the center of Laguna di Ponente. The city is famous for its beaches, but there are enough points of interest to entertain cultural tourists as well. the suburb of Ansedonia has several Etruscan ruins.

Arcidosso

Arcidosso is located in a hilly and wooded region called Monte Amiato. The San Niccolò Church is the oldest church in town. Other attractions include the Rocca Aldobrandesca and the Pieve di Santa Maria Church in the borough of Montelaterone.

Campagnatico

Campagnatico is located immediately adjacent to the provincial capital itself. The town was already known in Roman times because of the presence of several ores in the territory. Ancient city walls can still be seen in several villages in the territory.

Scarlino

Rocca Aldobrandesca Scarlino
Rocca Aldobrandesco

Scarlino is a small hill town near the coast, north of Grosseto itself. Apart from tourism, it makes its living primarily from agriculture, especially olive oil and chestnuts. The most striking attraction of this town of about 4,000 inhabitants is still the Aldobrandeschi Castle.

Seggiano

Seggiano is a hill town in the province of Grosseto. It is located some 60 kilometres east of the provincial capital. The town is located in a sparsely populated area and more people live in the frazione Pescina than in the old cener itself. The highlight is the 13th-century San Bartolomeo Church.

Semproniano

Semproniano is a small town with only just over a thousand inhabitants. It is located in the south-eastern part of the province of Grosseto. It has only been an official municipality since 1963. Like most smaller municipalities in the area, the average age of the population is very high. The Pieve dei Santi Vicenzo and Anastasio is the main attraction.

Sorano

Sorano is the easternmost town in the province. It has between three and four thousand inhabitants. The town is best known for its houses dug into the tufa rock. The extremely picturesque historic center is sandwiched between two old castles.

Province of Grosseto, Tuscany