What to See and Do
The seasonal tourist office offers information as visitors enter the ancient part of Grosseto (tel. 0564 42 78 58) and the tourist information office located outside the old quarter has useful help on the whole region.
The construction of the cathedral
, hemmed in the hexagonal walls,
began in the 1200s following the Sienese style. As centuries elapsed it
has had much modification, enlargements and renewal, including its
façade which was refurbished in the neo-Romanesque
style in the 19th
century. Its interior is painted in bands alternating white with brown,
and houses a pretty tabernacle altar and a sculpted font with many fine
By the cathedral facing Piazza Dante, is the Palazzo
built in the Sienese Gothic lines at the beginning of
the 20th century.
In the same premises of the palazzo are the
Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma
and the Museo d’Arte della
Diocesi di Grosseto
(tel. 0564 48 87 50; Piazza Baccarini). The ground
level showcases artefacts of Etruscan and Roman origin discovered in
Roselle, among which are statues and fragments. Vetulonia and other
’s towns findings are housed on the first floor. Religious
artefacts are displayed on the second floor. The museum supplies
information printed in English to provide visitors with useful guide to
make the most of the collection.