Bassa Maremma attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Parco Regionale della Maremma

Parco Regionale della Maremma

This spectacular regional park incorporates the Uccellina Mountain Range, a 600-hectare pine forest, marshy plains and 20km of unspoiled coast. Park access is limited to 13 signed walking trails ranging in length fr…
Top Choice Museum in Grosseto

Museo Archeologico e d'Arte della Maremma

Grosseto's major tourist drawcard features an archaeological museum on the ground floor and a museum of ecclesiastical art upstairs. Items unearthed from Roselle are given pride of place downstairs – don't miss the …
Park in Bassa Maremma

Riserva Naturale Provinciale Diaccia Botrona

The marshes surrounding the coastal town of Castiglione della Pescaia are an important shelter for migrating birds, and this 12.7-sq-km nature reserve off the SS322 is a wonderful chance to explore this flat yet fas…
Sculpture in Bassa Maremma

Giardino dei Tarocchi Scultura

Twenty-two oversized Gaudí-influenced sculptures tumble down a hillside at this fantastical sculpture garden created by Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002). The whimsical, mosaic-covered creation…
Archaeological Site in Grosseto


In the 7th century BC Roselle (Rusellae) was already an Etruscan town; it fell under Roman control in the 3rd century BC. Although there are no great monuments, you do get a clear idea of the town's layout from the …
Cathedral in Grosseto

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Grosseto's late-13th-century duomo has a distinctive Sienese character and a particularly beautiful rose window. Much of the facade was renewed along neo-Romanesque lines during the 19th century. Inside, look for Ma…
Nature Reserve in Orbetello

L'Oasi WWF di Orbetello

An extraordinary 140 species of birds have been seen on Orbetello Lagoon. The best place to spot some of them is at the L'Oasi WWF di Orbetello north of town. As well as winter weekend visits, you can also explore t…
Tomb in Monte Argentario

Caravaggio's Tomb

One of the greatest painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole on 18 July, 1610 after a tempestuous and short life. In 2014, authorities 'found' his bones in a local crypt and D…
Cathedral in Orbetello


It may be modest as far as many Tuscan churches go, but Orbetello's duomo is still attractive, retaining its 14th-century Gothic facade despite being remodelled in the Spanish style during the 16th century.
Historic Site in Monte Argentario

Old Town

Porto Ercole's centro storico stretches up the hillside, past the sandwiched-in Chiesa di Sant'Erasmo and up towards the largest of the three Spanish forts that surround the town.