Marina di Grosseto

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Marina di Grosseto
Frazione
The Port of Marina di Grosseto
The Port of Marina di Grosseto
Marina di Grosseto is located in Italy
Marina di Grosseto
Marina di Grosseto
Location of Marina di Grosseto in Italy
Coordinates: 42°42′55″N 10°59′02″E / 42.71528°N 10.98389°E / 42.71528; 10.98389Coordinates: 42°42′55″N 10°59′02″E / 42.71528°N 10.98389°E / 42.71528; 10.98389
Country  Italy
Region  Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Comune Grosseto
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,099
Demonym Marinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58100
Dialing code 0564

Marina di Grosseto is a famous tourist destination located twelve kilometers from Grosseto; it is an important seaside resort in Grossetan Maremma. Once a fishing village, it is known for its hilly hinterland, rich in macchia and wide beaches overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a vast pine forest that extends from Punta Ala to the Uccellina Mountains.

Overview[edit]

The town is situated around the center of San Rocco, and the first reports of a residential settlement, dates back to 1793 when Torre del Sale commissioned by Ferdinand III of Tuscany was finished.

At that time, the village of San Rocco was one of the four guard posts established to protect the coast after the outbreak of fever, which had struck the city of Marseille in France.

Because of its clean water Marina di Grosseto has received the Blue flag of FEEE (Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe). Located on the border with The Natural Park of Maremma, not far from the mouth of the river Ombrone, Marina di Grosseto has grown substantially since the beginning of urbanization in the 20th century, notably after the draining of the marshes of the Maremma district in the 1930s.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle of San Rocco
  • Church of San Rocco
  • Colonia marina Giuseppina Saragat

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External links[edit]

Media related to Marina di Grosseto at Wikimedia Commons