Grosseto, a Real Tuscan Surprise!

Italy, Grosseto Guide (B): Grosseto, a Real Tuscan Surprise!

I did not expect Grosseto would have been so enveloping and relaxing. To be honest, I really did not expect anything…

Last week I took advantage of the appointment with the #BTO Preview to treat me a day in Grosseto, Tuscany only town that did not know.

I left the trolley at the hotel and run out to discover the ancient town and I fell in love with it at first sight.

Entering the old town I stopped an indefinite time at the beginning of Corso Carducci, just to look around and I felt at home. People talking, grandmothers at the windows making recommendations to grandchildren playing in the street, ringing bells and bikes, bikes everywhere. I would have loved so much to have a bike too in order to enjoy this quiet town like a regular guest would do…

Despite the intermittent rain I opted for a walk along the city walls, getting lost to look at the roofs of the town in the background listening to the bustle of the inhabitants, until the Cassero Senese, a defensive bulwark of the fourteenth century, that the Medici integrated into the bastion transforming the whole in a proper military citadel, with lots of storage for weapons and food, hospital, accommodation for the garrison, gunboats and a beautiful parade ground in the center of which still stand an octagonal well. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Grosseto, a Real Tuscan Surprise!
Guide Location: Italy » Grosseto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Corso Carducci   Cassero Senese   Museum of Natural History of the Maremma   Palazzo Aldobrandeschi   Church of San Francesco   Hotel Airone   Al numero nove  
Author: Silvia Moggia
Read it on author's website: http://www.silvias-trips.com/grosseto-really-surprised-me/