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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 details.
By the cathedral facing Piazza Dante, is the Palazzo della Provincia 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 Maremma’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.