Grosseto, cultural center of the Maremma is a medieval town which has kept the peace and quiet of past times. The historical centre, almost entirely a pedestrian zone is surrounded by walls built in the 15th century.
During our guided walking tour, you will visit the Medici fortress, the thirteenth century Church of San Francesco with its crucifix by Cimabue as well as the Cathedral. The city tour can be extended by the visit of the archaeological museum. Besides important archaeological findings from the Maremma the museum houses a rich collection of medieval masters of the Siena School.
The guided tour can be enriched by a visit of the archeological Museum. Together with important archeological findings the museum houses a rich collection of medieval art (Sienes school).
Duration: 2 hrs (3 hours with the Archaeological Museum)
Entrance fee: Archeologic Museum: 5.00 €, 2,50 € reduced (groups)
ROSELLE: Located a few kilometers from Grosseto, the ancient Etruscan-Roman town Roselle dominated the Prile Lake and the ancient mouth of the river Ombrone. Visiting the archaeological park you will embark on a journey through the past, from the Etruscans to the middle ages. A massive cyclopean wall and archaic homes of VII century B.C. reveal fascinating secrets of the Etruscan people; there are also many archaeological findings from the Roman period as the Domus dei mosaici and a beautiful amphitheatre.
Duration: 2 hours
Entrance fee: € 4,00; reduced (18-25 years) € 2.00; free for schools and over 65 years
MONTEMERANO: In the thirteenth century Montemerano, situated on a hill and surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, was a castle of the Aldobrandeschi family. Rebuilt in the fifteenth century by Siena, it is today a picturesque medieval village with characteristic stone houses, towers and the old fortress.
Our tour takes you through the historical center where wisterias and other climbing plants grow at every corner. During our walk through the narrow streets of Montemerano you discover romantic squares and courtyards and enjoy the view of one of the most beautiful landscapes of southern Tuscany. From the central Piazza del Castello we finally get to the St. George Church where we show you frescoes from the XV century, a magnificent polyptych of the painter Sano di Pietro and the famous painting called Madonna della Gattaiola.
Duration: 1 hour
Entrance fee: -
CAPALBIO: The 217 meter high village Capalbio offers the visitor a view of rare beauty. Important archaeological finds testify human settlements already in ancient times but only in the Middle Ages Capalbio played an important role. First a property of the powerful Aldobrandeschi family, in later years the place fell into the hands of the Counts Orsini before it was subjected by the Republic of Siena in 1416. At the end of the nineteenth century Capalbio acquired notoriety as a refuge for the brigand Tiburcio Domenico but today, as the home of the short film festival "Cinema Capalbio", this charming Tuscan village looks forward to a more peaceful future.
Our tour in Capalbio shows you the town gate (Porta Senese), the former Aldobrandeschi Fortress, the Collacchioni palace, the San Nicola church and the well-preserved ramparts.
Our guided tour of Capalbio can be combined with a visit to the nearby tarot garden projected by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
Duration: 1,5 hrs (4 hrs with Tarot Garden)
As a full-day itinerary, we propose an additional trip to the Argentario peninsula.