The town centre is confined between the city walls, and can easily be explored in a few hours.

Medicean Walls

The city walls were begun by Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1574, and took 19 years to finish. They are largely preserved, and most of the walls can be walked.

St. Lawrence Cathedral
Piazza Dante Alighieri

This Romanesque cathedral, built in the 13th-15th century, is now largely the result of 19th century restoration works.

Palazzo Aldobrandeschi
Piazza Dante Alighieri

This pleasant neogothic reconstruction of a medieval palace dominates the adjacent square, where the locals gather in the evenings for a stroll and chat. It houses the seat of the province of Grosseto.

Museum of Archaeology and Fine Arts
Piazza Baccarini 3
+39 564 488 750 / 759 / 752
1 Nov - 31 Mar: Tu-Fr 9AM-3PM, Sa-Su: 10AM-1PM and 4PM-7PM, Mo closed; 1 Apr - 31 May and 16 Sep - 31 Oct: Tu-Fr 10AM-5PM, Sa-Su: 10AM-1PM and 4PM-7PM, Mo closed; 1 Jun - 15 Sep: Tu-Fr 10:30AM-17:30PM, Sa-Su: 10AM-1PM and 5PM-8PM, Mo closed

A good collection of archaeological finds from the region, especially from the Etruscan site of Roselle, close to Grosseto.