After a night in our Hotel and a large and tasty breakfast in the hotel, you can go and discover unforgettable fascinating places and discover that this area is the reign of gastronomy, with its grapes maintains exquisite and famous Doc wines like Brunello of Montalcino. Maremma Tuscany, is an ideal place for holidays within natural surroundings. The staff at Sanlorenzo want to transmit how many extraordinary places there are to visit, the desire to come and discover the magic of these areas where the colourful Mediterranean is present with its wild and strong nature, rich of contrasts: the limpid sea and brown marshes, shaded marks and the absolute plains; The forest impenetrable by the sun and its glorious birthing of water terminals brewing with hot water vapour. The ordered placidity advanced solemnly by the herd guided by our own horse riding men; Our Cowboys: a mark of the numerous conquests taken and a sense of mystery, of sacredness, of respect for who brought this land, born, with direbbe D’Annunzio, from the fever of the sun.
A strengthened city along the road of Rome and Pisa, in 1138 it became a Episcopal residence bringing importance to Maremma. Later passing to Aldo Brandeschi, after was occupied by Siena and in 1559 passed hands to the Medici. Following various reclamations for at least two centuries, a surrounding wall was present in Grosseto until the end of the twelve century, many times destructed and reconstructed. In 1559 Francesco of the Medici family began working on the hexagonal wall, still conserved, projected by Baldassarre Lenci, work proceeded for 19 years and condemned criminals picked from the prison with appropriate decree. The wall follows a hexagonal perimeter with defensive bastion pentagonal angles in the form of arrows, with guard points at the top, while the old citadel of ‘Cassero Senese’ was protected by a second bastion with the same form, with pavements of bricks with forms of the fishes spine. The cathedral of San Lorenzo.
• The Cathedral of San Lorenzo
The cathedral titled with the name of the patron saint of the city, San Lorenzo, surged as the oldest preposition church of Saint Maria, becoming temporarily a cathedral in 1138, at the time when the diocese Roselle transferred to Grosseto under the command of Bishop Rolando. The new construction, in gothic style began in 1294 work of the architect and sculptor ‘Sozzo Rustichini’, from Siena, but the work endured many interruptions, caused by the economical difficulties brought from the war against Siena. The church endured many extensive reshapings, following the ruins of the part of the spiral, already modified in the XV century, and was newly restructured and reshaped several times, to give what was considered to be a gothic unitary.
Once a little fisherman village located between the centuries old Tombolo pine forest and the warm water of Tyrrhenian Sea, Marina di Grosseto today is one of the most well known tourist destination of the Maremma’s coast. Up to 150 m wide, Maremma’s beaches feature fine pale sand slowly going down into the sea, while the many Safe Guard stations set along the entire coast, allow a safe and playful bathing for adults and kids alike. Marina di Grosseto is also an ideal destination for those passionate about watersport. As several bathhouses and professional water schools provide top quality facilities and the equipment that visitors can enjoy surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing at any level in the warm water of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Castiglione della Pescaia is an antique village facing the sea between Punta Ala and Marina of Grosseto. The antique part is a balcony on the land. Holding a harbour which offers daily excursions to the island of Tuscan Arcipelago. Castiglione della Pescaia has a very antique origin: the first traces of population in this zone return about seventy thousand years ago, where the first urban habitations are found in ‘Vetulonia’, the antique city of the Etruscans founded on the banks of lake Prile (today lost). The Romans founded, the village of ‘Salebrone’, famous for its mild climate, its lake full of fish and its outskirts full of game animals. After the fall of the Roman empire, and the invasion of the ‘Barberi’, in 962 Castiglione falls to Pisa by Ottone 1° of Sassonia, emperor of Germany. Pisa in these fruitful times of richness did not cure the placement of the port or the water of the river Prile, which become stagnant, causing the growing malarial epidemic.
This natural regional park of Maremma was stated institute in 1975 but, not only its large dimensions (around 10,000 acres), and its young years of creation, in a short period of time it has become a place of reference for a still growing major number of people. In 1993 the park of Maremma was stated with the diploma of European parks given by the European council. The sights at the park are an assured informative pleasurable experience, but is better to know that stopping to see just one sight of the park, could in some cases, be a disillusion for the spectator, often its huge aspect in confront with the real time available does not give much disposition: we must remember that it is not a zoo, the animals are free and not there for our disposition. A visit in the park is only possible by foot, the roads accessible are two: Alberese and Talamone. Park of Maremma. For excursions leaving from Alberese, in which is accompanied by a description, is accessible normally on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, though, for all information regarding times and the model of visiting we recommend that you make contact with the visiting centre of the park.