Archeology lovers will love our itinerary for today! Our first stop is Vetulonia. Like Chiusi, this was one of the 12 most important Etruscan cities, and its discovery confirmed just how wealthy the settlement was. The necropolis here is one of the civilization’s largest and most famous, extending down both the eastern and western slopes of the hills. There are other tombs, like the Belvedere, Fibula d’Oro, Diavolino and many more. If you want to see the artefacts discovered at the site, head to the archeological museum, named after the archeologist who uncovered the settlement, Isidoro Falchi.
Let’s move on to Grosseto, the capital of southern Maremma. This city is one of the lesser visited Tuscan destinations, but it holds a wealth of sites to see. Only 20 minutes to both the seaside and the Maremma Regional Park, the city is the perfect base for a day on the beach, a walk through wildlife or a stroll through Renaissance wonders. In the historic centre, you can take a walk around the city walls, a 16th-century defense structure turned into a tree-lined walking path, visit the 14th-century Cathedral of San Lorenzo and its artistic treasures or visit the Archeology Museum, which covers the history of Maremma, from Prehistory to the Etruscans and Romans, through to the Middle Ages and today. A fun note: the museum offers the “Larth Game,” with the whole ground floor of the museum transformed into a giant boardgame and children have to answer riddles and questions in order to progress.