Grosseto I Italy villas
Italy villas in Grosseto
Grosseto is the capital of the province and with 82 thousand inhabitants, there is a lot to see and do here, without sacrificing peace and rural tranquillity. Book a holiday home in Tuscany and visit the many attractions in the city. The old town of Grosseto is surrounded by impressive hexagonal ramparts built in the 16th century. The wall is to be found in the northeast stronghold of the Medici and was commissioned by the Grand Dukes Francesco I and Ferdinando I de 'Medici. Spend your family holidays in Tuscany walking round the city walls and admiring the beautiful buildings in the old town.
Art and culture – Villas Italy
During your holiday at one of NOVASOL’s unique cottages in Grosseto, be sure to make a tour of all the cultural sights on offer. One of these must-see attractions is the Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, situated along one of Grosseto’s picturesque waterways. It shows, among other things, superbly preserved paintings from the Sienese school of the 13th-17th Century. Grosseto is also the birthplace of actress Elsa Martinelli, who was discovered as a model by Kirk Douglas and later turned to act with many Hollywood greats. Rent Italian villas in Tuscany and watch the classic film, The Rice Girls, with which the actress became famous.
Italian villa holidays in rural Grosseto
For a long time the fertile lands of Maremma have been surrounded by beautiful nature, and regular festivals are part of rural, agricultural tradition. Book your Italian villas over the Festival La Merca, for example, and enjoy this pastoral celebration to mark young cattle. Enjoy serene countryside, breath-taking scenery and traditional customs amidst amazing architecture. For those who enjoy active holidays, this may also be an ideal location for your self-catering holidays. Enjoy a full range of activities in the great outdoors, from hiking to cycling and walking in the countryside.
Holiday lettings Italy - Sightseeing
Grosseto was a bishopric in the 12th century and at Piazza Indipendenza, the Franciscan Church can be found with a cloister from the 13th century. Inside, guests interested in art in can admire a panel crucifix created by Duccio di Buoninsegna is 1289 and beautiful frescos on their cheap holidays. The city also has other attractive sacred and secular buildings and two museums. The Museo Archeologico displays finds from all archaeological sites in the province, like Roselle, Vetulonia and Talamone. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo with its red and white façade and the beautiful portals dates from 1294 and was built on the remains of a Lombard-Roman Church – another great building to add to the sightseeing list on your Italian villa holidays.
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