The municipality of Roccastrada in the province of Grosseto has about nine thousand inhabitants in seven districts. Relax in one of the numerous NOVASOL holiday homes and apartments in Italy in the area and leave the stress of everyday life behind as you enjoy a special holiday. Roccastrada enjoys a wonderful location between the Maremma and the mountain range Colline Metallifere, the Tuscan Ore Mountains.
Outdoor activities to enjoy during your stay in your chosen holiday rentals in Tuscany
The holiday home Tuscany in Roccastrada is a paradise for those who enjoy being active during their holidays as you will have the chance to explore these beautiful landscapes whilst hiking or biking. During your stay in one of our range of holiday lettings in Italy in Roccastrada you will also be able to reach the sea, where you can enjoy swimming in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Around the village are several nature parks with interesting fauna and flora. Nature lovers and active holiday makers will find a wide range of activities to enjoy and ideal conditions for long walks and bike rides from your chosen holiday homes in Tuscany.
Roccastrada is located on a 480 meter high hill. From here you can enjoy a breath-taking view over the mountains to the sea. From Monte Amiata to the islands of Giglio and Elba, as well as the Gulf of Follonica. During your holiday in one of our holiday homes in Tuscany you should also try to pay a visit to the nearby hot springs of Terme Petriolo.
Experience history and culture
Learn more about the Italian history of Roccastrada during your stay in one of our holiday homes in Italy. The town was built as a fortress and served to protect the lords of Grosseto and Florence. Strategically and economically well situated, the owners of the settlement have changed several times since the Middle Ages. In 1555, the settlement and the land were integrated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Roccastrada, with its forests, vineyards and olive groves is well used for agriculture, but is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination. The art cities of Siena, Florence and Pisa are an hour's drive away and other attractions, such as the impressive medieval settlements Massa Marittima and San Galgano are within easy reach.
Paintings and architecture in Roccastrada
Guests interested in the rich Italian history can use their chosen self-catering villa or apartment in Tuscany as a starting point to visit the fortress in Roccastrada from the Middle Ages. The Torre dell'Orologio - Clock Tower - in Piazza Garibaldi dates back to the 14th century. Also worth seeing are the parish churches, such as the 13th-century Chiesa di San Nicola, with its imposing travertine façade and some important 16th-century frescoes. Five kilometres southwest of the main gate is the abbey Abbazia di San Salvatore a Giugnano from the 9th century.