Grosseto is best known as the gateway to the Maremma park and the southern coast of Tuscany. It is however an attractive town in its own right, with a fine cathedral, and worth a visit. The region was inhabited by the Etruscans in pre-Roman times, and remains of their tombs and city walls are to be seen in the province of Grosseto. In addition to the natural beauty of the Maremma, there are hot springs at Saturnia and a fine beach at Castiglione della Pescaia . The Grosseto web site provides additional detail on what to see and where to stay.