Grosseto is the town at the centre of the vast territory of 5,000 km2 that makes up the Maremma. It's a lesser known area of Tuscany, with fertile flatlands, marshes, wooded hills, natural thermal baths and charming towns perched on tufa ridges or ringed in walls of ancient stone. All is all, a rugged, varied, beautiful area with little pretense, but great appeal.
The Maremma coast is the departure point for reaching several of the islands in the Tuscan Archipelago, be it from Piombino to reach the island of Elba or from Porto Santo Stefano to reach the islands of Giglio or Giannutri. Monte Argentario itself may feel like an island but is actually a peninsula connected to the mainland by 3 spits of land which form two splendid lagoons with pine tree-backed sandy beaches.