Planning that great Maremman holiday? Wondering what worth's seeing? Or just looking for some advice and insider tips about great restaurants/beaches or must-see attractions?
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Hi, catching a train from Rome to Grosseto is the easy part. The difficult part is finding a car rental place that will be open on Sunday. I've just checked Hertz in Grosseto and it's closed on Sundays. The best idea is to check if they are open before you decide. Grosseto is a small town, so walking from the station to the car rental place would be a cinch. Have you considered renting the car at the airport instead? That would be your best option as Rome's airport is not inside the city and the traffic is actually not that bad. You should easily be able to navigate getting from the airport to Arcidosso without having to pass through Grosseto and it would take you tops 2 hours. Training it and then renting a car in Grosseto would be a lot more time consuming. Hope that helps, Elisa
Hi and you're welcome! Buses run almost every day, although during the weekend and especially on Sunday, there are less of them. The best way to plan your journey is to use the Tiemme bus website. They have a section where you can enter your destinations and calculate the times. It's in Italian, but you can muddle your way through it. Here is the link: http://www.tiemmespa.it/index.php/Viaggia-con-noi/Calcola-percorso
Hi, check out my guide to the Maremma's best beaches.
Hi, I have a page on cooking classes, which I'm not sure if you saw. Here's the link. Unfortunately they don't do them all year, every year with regularity, so you will need to contact them and find out. One of the easiest ways to do a cooking class in the Maremma is through your agriturismo. It's best to contact a few that you're thinking of booking with and asking if they run - or know of someone who runs - cooking classes and can organise it for you. They are quite common and popular in the Grosseto area and the Fiora Valley. Hope that helps.
Hi Vetulonia is in itself not a beautiful town. It is quiet and picturesque in the countryside of Castiglione della Pescaia. It has a small collection of outdoor archaeological attractions - but they are not as spectacular as those in Vulci or Roselle. That said, Vetulonia has the best Etruscan museum in the Maremma, so if you are interested in Etruscan and early Roman history, it's worth a day trip from Castiglione della Pescaia.