Southern Tuscany attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Città del Tufo

Parco Archeologico 'Città del Tufo'

At Tuscany's most significant Etruscan tombs, 1.5km east of town, signs in Italian and English guide you around four elaborate burial sites. The headline exhibit is the Tomba Ildebranda, named after Gregory VII, whi…
Top Choice Cathedral in Massa Marittima

Cattedrale di San Cerbone

Presiding over photogenic Piazza Garibaldi (aka Piazza Duomo), Massa Marittima's asymmetrically positioned 13th-century duomo is dedicated to St Cerbonius, the town's patron saint, who's always depicted surrounded b…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Bassa 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 Gardens in Monte Amiata

Garden of Daniel Spoerri

Opened in 1997, this sculpture garden is the passionate project of Romanian–Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri (b 1930), who created many of the 112 artworks spread over its 16 hectares. The landscape here is glorious – wi…
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 …
Top Choice Museum in Vetulonia

Museo Civico Archeologico 'Isidoro Falchi'

Vetulonia's main piazza boasts spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and is home to this small but extremely impressive museum bringing Etruscan history to life through a rich display of artefacts excav…
Top Choice Museum in Massa Marittima

Museo di Arte Sacra

In the former monastery of San Pietro all'Orto, this museum houses a splendid Maestà (c 1335–37) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti as well as sculptures by Giovanni Pisano that originally adorned the facade of the duomo. The c…
Top Choice Tower in Massa Marittima

Torre del Candeliere

Climb to the top of this 13th-century, 74m-high tower for stupendous views over the old town.
Museum in Pitigliano

La Piccola Gerusalemme

Head down Via Zuccarelli and turn left at a sign indicating 'La Piccola Gerusalemme' to visit this fascinating time capsule of Pitigliano's rich but sadly near-extinct Jewish culture. It incorporates a tiny, richly …
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…