Apart from Corso Carducci, all other roads leading away from the square lead to the Grosseto’s night-life hub: numerous restaurants and pizzerias line Via Ricasoli and Via San Martino, while cafes, pubs and lounge bars can be found in Piazza Mensini and Piazza del Sale. From Piazza del Sale you can climb up the ancient walls and wander along the perimeter and the bastions or descending, walk along an underground passage that opens out onto the famous gardens of Via Ximenes, tragically linked to the bombings of Easter Monday 1943 during World War Two.
You cannot miss a visit to Cassero Senese. This imposing fortification along the walls -located in the Bastione Fortezza – is home to exhibitions, artistic expositions and festivals.
Weather permitting, you can embark on a number of outdoor experiences in the area surrounding Grosseto: the Roselle archaeological area takes you on a journey to the most ancient history of the area while the Parco Naturale della Maremma stretches out for hectares along the coast and is equally ideal whether you desire relaxation or crave adventure.
Alternatively, the Maremà and Aurelia Antica shopping centres just outside Grosseto, Italy offer shade and something to do on rainy days.
What to do in Grosseto: culture, entertainment and events
- Museum of Archaeology and Art of the Maremma – Piazza Beccarini, 3
- Maremma Natural History Museum – Strada Corsini, 5
- Church of S. Francesco + Garden of Archaeology– Piazza San Francesco, 2
- Teatro degli Industri – Via G. Mazzini, 89
- Teatro Moderno – Via Tripoli, 33
- FAQ – live club, live music
- Local market – every Thursday in the streets of the city centre
- Fiera del Madonnino – fair in late April, Loc. Madonnino (Braccagni)
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