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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 20kms of unspoiled coast. Park access is limited to 13 signed walking trails of 2.5km to 13km; t…
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 (born 1930), who created many of the 112 artworks spread over its 16 hectares. The landscape here is glorious –…
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 Food & Drinks in Parco Regionale della Maremma

Bottega Terre Regionali Toscani

Showcasing produce from the local farm of the same name, this shop is manna from heaven for self-caterers – look out for top-quality Maremmana beef, honey, dried pasta made with wheat grown on the farm, olive oils, …
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 rich display of artefacts excavat…
Top Choice Museum in Massa Marittima

Museo di Arte Sacra

Housed 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…
Top Choice Gelato in Grosseto

Gelateria Key West

Grosseto's local population seem like a happy lot, and the presence of this sensational gelateria in the centre of the city may well have something to do with this. Fresh ingredients are used to create some of the b…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Massa Marittima

Il Bacchino

Owner Magdy Lamei may not be a local (he's from Cairo), but it would be hard to find anyone else as knowledgeable and passionate about local artisanal produce. Come to this classy enoteca he runs with wife Monica to…