Hotel Nuova Grosseto the nearest to the station between the Grosseto hotels
Some of the main destinations to discover in the surrounding area:
Hotel Nuova Grosseto is the ideal location for those planning to discover the land of Maremma. It is the closest to the station among the Grosseto hotels, in a strategic position for those who want to leave their suitcases immediately and go to enjoy all the time available to spend in the Maremma capital and its wonderful surroundings.
The city centre is completely encircled by a periphery wall, amazingly well preserved over the centuries. The periphery walls have surrounded the city since the 12th century. Destroyed and rebuilt several times, it was in 1574 that Francesco I de’ Medici undertook the construction of the “hexagonal walls” based on the design by Baldassarre Lenci. Still today the walls follow a hexagonal pattern with arrow-shaped pentagonal bastions on the wall corners for defence. The service and storage areas are still preserved, while the open spaces and pathways are laid with herringbone brick.
Within the park it is possible to admire nature in its full splendour, or to choose one of the many trails, according to season, length and difficulty. Visit itineraries can be undertaken by a single person, or in groups with a guide. It is also possible to visit the park by horse, carriage, bike or canoe. Any visit to the park will undoubtedly be pleasurable and relaxing.
Its shore is characterized by intermittent developed and undeveloped areas and is crowned by the dense Tombolo Pine Forest. The Marina di Grosseto beach offers lots of opportunities for aquatic sports such as surfing, kite surfing and wind surfing.
Castiglione della Pescaia has extremely ancient origins: the first inhabitants of the area date back to around 60,000 years ago, while the first urban settlement was located in Vetulonia, the ancient city founded by the Etruscans near Lake Prile (which does not still exist today). The Romans, on the other hand, founded the village of Salebrone, famous for its mild climate, fish-filled lake and surrounding area filled with wild game. After the fall of the Roman Empire and the barbarian invasions, in 962 Castiglione was sold to Pisa by Ottone the first of Sassonia, the Emperor of Germany. Pisa took advantage of its riches and did not properly take care of the sand infiltration of the harbour Lake Prile, which later became stagnant and consequentally the cause of increasing malaria outbreaks. The Natural Reserve Diaccia Botrona is also located in Castiglione della Pescaia, a natural oasis and wetland that covers part of the plains that stretch from Grosseto to the coast of Castiglione della Pescaia.
These pearls that fell into the water are said to be the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. The Archipelago is formed by a group of seven principal islands, the largest being Elba Island, followed by Giglio Island and Capraia, Giannutri, Pianosa, Montecristo, Gorgona and Formiche islands.
Noted for its copper and silver mines, mined until the year 1300 and then reactivated in 1830 until 1970, the village still maintains many of its medieval aspects. The “Balestro del Girifalco”, a battle between the crossbowmen of the town’s neighbourhoods, is also a historical recreation.