Discover boutique hotels in Grosseto, Italy
Occupying the southern end of sun-soaked Tuscany, the province of Grosseto answers the prayers of solitude-seekers everywhere: it’s one of the least-densely-populated areas in Italy. However, it would appear those Italians are all missing a trick, as Grosseto is a treasure trove of hidden villages, fertile olive groves and sweeping beaches. The capital city of the same name – which can be dated back to the Middle Ages – boasts a gawp-worthy ancient history: the Medicean Walls, Romanesque Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi are just a few of the sights on offer. Outside the city walls, the little villages of Bagnoli, Gavorrano and Marsiliana are not-to-be-missed day-trip destinations with traditional stone-walled houses, winding streets and picturesque churches; meanwhile, the beaches at Punta Ala and Talamone have golden sands and clear-blue water.
Areas in Grosseto
When to go
The weather in Grosseto is typical of the rest of Italy: hot in the summer, with the mercury dropping over the winter months. Go in June and July if you’re looking for Italian beaches without the usual crowds.
PlanesThe city of Grosseto is an hour and a half’s drive from Pisa International Airport; most major airlines run frequent flights here.
TrainsGrosseto railway station is the area’s main hub. Regular services run between Pisa, Florence, Rome and Livorno.
AutomobilesIf you want a car with which to explore the whole region, hire some wheels at Pisa airport, then take the E80 south.