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European Capital and Green Pioneer of Smart Tourism

Grosseto - 2024 Green Pioneer

Grosseto is a charming city located in the Tuscany region of Italy.

A captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty

Grosseto is a charming city located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Situated along the western coast of the country, it offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its origins dating back to ancient Etruscan times, Grosseto carries a rich historical heritage that's reflected in its well-preserved architecture and historic sites. Grosseto also boasts picturesque landscapes and the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea and invites tourists to explore its history and coasts through slow tourism initiatives.

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An ancient city with a young, innovative soul 

At the heart of Grosseto's sustainability efforts lies the commitment to preserving its natural scenery. About 30% of the city’s protected area is dedicated to agriculture, serving as the foundation for agritourism endeavours. The Park of Maremma, for example, boasts 32 high-quality agritourism initiatives suited for all ages and abilities. Year round, the park offers cooking activities, tutorials for collecting and processing local raw materials, tasting workshops, and bicycle routes for enthusiasts. One of the cornerstones of Grosseto's sustainability ethos is mobility. The Park seamlessly combines cultural, archaeological, scientific research, and sustainable tourism projects, setting a precedent for responsible exploration.   

As part of the city’s commitment to accessibility, Grosseto has an integrated cycle mobility system and shuttle service, bookable via an app. Moreover, the city has made its beaches, monuments, and city centre accessible through initiatives such as "Mare per tutti" and "GRITACCESS".

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Grosseto’s future plans include a green expanse to offer residents and tourists a haven for jogging, walking, cycling and relaxation. Additionally, the Grosseto Urban Trekking project, a regional venture to promote slow tourism, local art and history, aims to establish a web of walking a cycle paths connecting the entire province, inspiring green mobility and responsible exploration.