Grosseto is a Tuscan town which has evaded the attentions of the tourist hordes. It has had an illustrious history - for much of its existence it was in the hands of the Sienese. In 1559 it was granted to the Medicis who fortified the town - the splendid walls remain and are a public park area. There is much for the sightseer; visit the Romanesque Cathedral, the various Palazzi, its two theatres and a variety of monuments from the Roman column to the modern Andrea da Grosseto sculpture. Nearby lies the Etruscan site of Roselle. The traditional local eateries are first class and there is a lively contemporary nightlife. Our pick of the best places to stay in Grosseto provide the visitor with the ideal base for exploring ths most Italian of Tuscan towns and the surrounding countryside
A delightful hotel set in the romantic surroundings of Tuscany. Rustic style rooms with frescoes, gauze drapes, terracotta floors, and private balconies. Pool, spa and tree lined gardens. Outstanding traditional cuisine and views from the terrace. A great choice for a romantic country weekend.
A fantastic working farmhouse with vineyards and olive groves. A selection of rooms, suites, and apartments (sleep 4 to 8), all in traditional Tuscan style with a cottagey feel. Tennis courts, bikes, swimming pool, table tennis. Fabulous traditional cuisine and tasting sessions. A country escape!
5* resort overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea. Classic chic rooms have wooden floors, pastel coloured furniture, sea-views and balconies. Spa, outdoor pool, gym and olive-tree garden. Great seafood menus in the two restaurants. A hidden gem.
Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto
A former Medici hunting estate set in extensive woodland, boasting a relaxing spa, two fine restaurants, and three swimming pools. Grand bedrooms and suites are a mix of rural Medici style and ornate French influences. A refined country estate for those looking for luxury off the beaten track.