There's something about European vacations that feels
magical, people love going to explore old cities and experience different
So many people travel to Italy
each year to soak in the culture, and it seems like the region of Tuscany is
the number one spot for vacationers.
When you're browsing Tuscany villa
for the first time you may not know where you want to rent.
If you take time to learn a little about each
region in Tuscany, you'll be able to easily decide which area is the best for
If you're curious about
the city and region of Grosseto, this is the blog post for you.
The History of Grosseto
Grosseto is the name of a city and province in central
Tuscany, and is close to the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ombrone River. Like many other areas of Tuscany, Grosseto
has a history that stretches all the way back to the Middle Ages. The region was first mentioned in written
historical records in 803, and throughout the centuries it has seen a lot of battles
and rulers. Its rough history is what
gave the city one of its most iconic landmarks.
Throughout the centuries the city relied on walls to keep invaders out,
but the most famous set of walls (which are still standing today) were
constructed in the 16th century.
In 1574 Francesco I de Medici, the second Grand Duke of
Tuscany, ordered the replacement of the city's old walls from the 12th-14th
centuries in order to make the city less vulnerable to attacks. The walls took 19 years to construct, and
when they were completed a new Grand Duke had already been appointed. Despite not being completed during his reign
of power, the walls were still named after Medici. Now the Medicean Walls are one of the most
popular sights in the city.
The Medicean Walls aren't the only architectural wonder in
the city, Grosseto has an array of buildings made in distinct architectural
styles. You can see everything from
Medieval churches to neo-Romanesque government buildings. Italy is the country to be in if you're a
patron of the arts, and if you love the arts you should look at Tuscan
villa rentals in the city of Grosseto.
An array of writers, composers, singers, and actors have lived in
Grosseto, and the famous fantasy writer Francesco Falconi and actress Elsa
Martinelli still live in the region.