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for citylovers and shoppingqueens

Within about 45 minutes you reach the provincial capital Grosseto. There, life takes place mainly in the city center, which is surrounded by the Medici city walls from the 16th century. In front of the city gates on Piazza Maria, every thursday morning until 1 pm, the big market takes place. There are mainly clothes and household goods offered, but also many food stalls attract the tourists. In the nearby market hall there is a variety of fresh delicacies. The Duomo is located in Piazza Dante, a popular square where the Grossetans meet each other. From there you can reach the pedestrian zone, where you will find well-known shops and small boutiques.

The cities of Arcidosso and Castel del Piano are equally within reach and also offer the tuscan flair, with small shops, ice cream parlors and nice alleys.

The Etruscan cities, Sorano, Sovana and Pitigliano can be reached in about 60-80 minutes. These cities were built on tufa and worth a visit, especially in the lighted evening hours.

Within 200 km are the cities of Siena, Florence, Livorno, Pisa, Civitavecchia, Rome, Orvieto, Arezzo and Perugia.

 

Relaxing

The most beautiful beaches on the coast.

Particularly popular are the hot sulfur springs of Saturnia or Petriolo.

The coastal towns of Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole, Orbetello, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala and Follonica are well worth a visit. Between Follonica and Punta Ala, lies the Cala Violina, probably the most beautiful bay of Tuscany. It’s got the name “violin sound” because you should hear these sounds when you walk barefoot through the soft and bright sand. The water is especially clear and calm here. The bay is only accessible on foot.

One of the most beautiful natural beaches of the Mediterranean sea, the Marina di Alberese in the Parco Naturale della Maremma, is located in the southern area of Grosseto. Here one encounters free-roaming animals, such as deer and cattle, and can observe buzzards and herons. The coast offers a variety of conditions; swamps, dunes and rocks alternate, the beaches are natural and border on pine forests.

Museums

for art lovers

The swiss-german artist Daniel Spoerri, sculptor of the Nouveau Realisme and founder of the Eat Art, worked and lived for a long time in Seggiano, a small village nearby the Monte Amiata. There he shows some of his works in his 16-acre sculpture garden Giradino di Daniel Spoerri. Here he has integrated art into nature and has now collected 110 works of art by himself and other artist friends; for example, by Jeannot Tinguely or Eva Aeppli. The stepfather of Michèle, Paul Talman also exhibits his marble sculpture Cathedral (1987). If you’re lucky, you even meet Daniel personally, still spending some weeks in his old residence. From the sculpture “circle of unicorns” (Spoerri, 1991), you can enjoy a beautiful sunset and end the day …

Art lovers should definitely visit the Tarot Garden “Il Giardina dei Taiocchi” by Niki de Saint Phalle in Capalbio. The famous figures and buildings of the famous french-swiss-german painter and sculptor are staged in the landscape and gardens and are worth a visit.

Mountains

for bikers and hikers

Midway between Florence and Rome lies the extinct volcano Monte Amiata, at 1739 meters the highest peak in the area. Tuscany’s most beloved mountain and landmark, thanks to its mild summer climate, is a hikers ‘and mountain bikers’ paradise.

“The landscape is characterized by dense deciduous forests, rivers, hot springs and enchanting medieval villages that thrive on the many surrounding hills, there are several trails that are well marked and take into account different requirements. Mountain huts or castles, where you can take a rest, in almost every place you can buy detailed hiking maps.The circular route “Anello dell’Amiata” leads around the volcanic cone around 900-1.300 meters in altitude. 30 km long, so that a 2-day hike is recommended “(Source: http://www.toskavista.de/toskana-tipps/toskana-ausflugsziele/wandern-auf-dem-vulkanberg-monte-amiata.html /).

The Monte Labbro is also a mountain of the province of Grosseto with a ruin on the summit. From there you have a beautiful view of the landscape, the sunset is very impressive and romantic.

Restaurants

for gourmets

Da Noi a Cana

In Cana we recommend the restaurant “Da Noi a Cana”. The restaurant is run by a German couple and is stylish and furnished with great attention to detail. You are cooked by a local cook, you will find all the typical Tuscan delicacies on the daily changing menu. Even the musical evenings on Friday with live music are worth a visit. Take a look at the Facebook page.

www.da-noi-a-cana.com

 

Ristorante Pizzaria Becagli Claudio

There you will find the most delicious pizzas in the immediate vicinity right in Stribugliano! At Claudio you can even call, order, pick up and then enjoy the fine pizzas on one of our terraces! Add a glass of wine and the evening is perfect … mmmhhh ….

 

Ristorante Rintocco

Our new discovery.
You will find the restaurant about 30 minutes away in Cinigiano. Excellent cuisine an great wine selection.

www.ilrintocco.it

 

il Cacciatore

Small friendly restaurant about 10 minutes in Santa Caterina. Home cooking with daily fresh offer – very delicious!