The Historic Downtown
One of the particular peculiarity of Grosseto is the walls that have been able to keep almost entire their original appearance; an extraordinary example of whole Italy. Of course, its mediaeval walls have been restored in the Sixteenth century. Unique recognizable remains are: Porta Vecchia (the Old Door) and the Cassero Senese (the Senese Bridge House).
It's just in the historical centre that visitors will be able to notice a city rich in history: the surrounding wall, for example, bears exactly a witness of it. A wall already surrounded the town in the XIIth century that has been knocked down and built again and again. The hexagonal walls ordered by Francesco de' Medici the I in the second half of the Sixteenth century are still preserved, and their works were realized by condemned people drew from the prisons after an appropriate decree law. During this period watering works were ordered, too, such as underground cisterns to get the rainwater which the place was always short of. Therefore, if you like art, history, culture or if you are just looking for amusement, here, in the historical centre, a tourist destination that deserves to be visited, several tourist accommodation will make you spend very pleasant sojourn.