Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma


Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata

         Walking on Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena



Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone








La Costa Toscana

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Toscana, Galleria di immagini  

Grosseto, old center and Medici walls


The Maremma's provincial capital Grosseto sits on a plain traced by the Ombrone river. Grosseto was originally surrounded by a marine gulf that, over the centuries, was transformed into a large lagoon.Although it was damaged by bombing during the 2nd World War, the city has a lovely old town center enclosed by its marvelous Hexagonal Walls. They were built by the Medici at the end of the 16th century from a design by Baldassarre Lanci; the Fortezza Medicea, the northeast bulwark of the walls, is a site of particular fascination consisting of tunnels, magazines and gatehouses.
The Duomo is the city's most interesting monument even though its many renovations have removed much of its primitive splendor. While the north side remained unfinished, the façade and south city feature bands of white and red stone. The interior is in the shape of a Latin cross divided into three naves by strong pillars. In the second bay on the left, you will note a lovely octagonal baptismal font from 1470 with very elaborate work.
Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma The archeological and art museum is housed in the former courthouse. The museum has a collection of 5,000 prehistoric, Etruscan and Roman relics. It is organized into 5 sections and presents the vicissitudes of the Etruscan city of Roselle in chronological order. One section is dedicated to the archeology of the province of Grosseto, excluding Roselle, from prehistory to late antiquity.
Roselle Archeological Area: ruins of the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval cities. It was located on a plateau that allowed controlling the present plain of Grosseto, which in ancient times was occupied by the ancient lagoon system that formed a large saltwater lake deep enough to be navigable. You can see the stratified remains of the Etruscan-Roman city: the city wall, remains of Etruscan houses and the Imperial age complex, with forum, stone streets and a well-preserved amphitheater. Visiting hours: from 09:00 to sunset.



Mappa Grosseto, Piazza Dante | Ingrandire mappa


Mura e Fortezza Medicea di Grosseto


Grosseto, old center and Medici walls, 'cassero senese'

Grosseto, Fortezza [1


Galería Fotográfica de Grosseto



Album Grosseto



Galleria d'immagini Bastione Fortezza


Bastione Fortezza con il Cassero Senese   Bastione Fortezza 2   Cassero Senese Grosseto Entrata

Bastione Fortezza con il Cassero Senese


  Bastione Fortezza   Ingresso al Cassero Senese sul bastione Fortezza
Bastione Santa Lucia e Cassero.jpg   Piazza d'Armi   Bastione Fortezza lato sud

Il bastione di Santa Lucia e il Cassero Senese visti da sud


  Piazza d'Armi e il pozzo della Fortezza   Bastione della Vittoria
Esterno Cassero Senese (Grosseto)   Il Cassero Senese. L'entrata col ponte levatoio   Bastione Maiano lungo le Mura di Grosseto
Il Cassero Senese di Grosseto visto dall'esterno delle Mura  

Il Cassero Senese. L'entrata col ponte levatoio


  Bastione Maiano lungo le Mura di Grosseto



[1] Photo by
Sailko, licensed  under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.