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Art places / 18.08.2016

Teatro delle Rocce (Stones Theatre), inaugurated in 2003, is now one of the symbol of National Park of Colline Metallifere, part of the European grid of geo parks recognised by Unesco. It is situated in Gavorrano Municipality, province of Grosseto, in Maremma Tuscany. Teatro delle Rocce and Parco delle Rocce are part of the Parco Minerario e Naturalistico of Gavorrano, one of the seven doors of the National Park. The theatre...

Art places / 18.08.2016

PORTUS SCABRIS In 1999, during the works for the construction of the new port at Puntone in Scarlino Municipality, many underwater archaeological finds were unearthed.  The authorities verified the historical value of the findings, which are now conserved at M.A.P.S. (Archaeological Museum of Portus Scabris). The finds prove the presence of an ancient port whose name was Portus Scabris and which was located in Portiglioni locality. HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT SEAPORT The finds show...

Art places / 09.02.2016

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="24055,24058"] LThe city of Cosa rests on the coast of the Tyrrhenian sea on a rocky promontory where today Ansedonia is located. The city was built by the Romans in 273 b.C., after defeat of the forces of the etruscan cities of Volsinii and Vulci, in a strategic position that made it soon into an important economic and commercial hub. Of the original structure remain only some...

Art places / 09.02.2016

[gallery columns="1" ids="82068,82065,82062,82059,82056,82053"] Museum of cast-iron art of Maremma The museum, located in the rooms of the San Ferdinando foundry, was born from an intention of recounting the story of the people and the production of the steel plant of Follonica. The ancient walls of this building, in operation for the entire 19th century, come back to life in an interactive multimedia setup in which the visitor becomes an active part of...

Art places / 30.01.2015

From Spanish poder keg to museum Along the walls of Levante of the historic center of Orbetello this splendid example of Spanish military architecture is part of the fortifications system built in 1692 to protect the capital. This stone-roofed structure was outfitted with four obelisks positioned in front of the windows in order to protect the explosive contents from weapon fire. After docking at Talamone, Giuseppe Garibaldi came here to stock up on weapons...

Art places / 30.01.2015

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Art places / 30.01.2015

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Art places / 12.01.2015

This amazing garden is named after Daniel Spoerri, a Swiss artist born in Romania. Choreographer, dancer, painter and sculptor during the Nazi era, Spoerri has created a large and enchanting sculpture park in Maremma opened for public in 1997. This area is outside the charming village of Seggiano, in Alta Val d’Orcia, just an hour from Grosseto. The Garden By now there are in the Daniel Spoerri Garden installations of about 50 artists in an...

Art places / 12.01.2015

[gallery columns="1" ids="17226,17224"] The legend of Saint Galgano Almost at the gates of the Maremma, between Grosseto and Chiusdino, in the province of Siena, Saint Galgano Abbey is a special destination for visitors who want to discover the treasures of Tuscany. The Abbey is an extraordinary example of Cistercian architecture from the Gothic style, at the foot of a hill, where it was built in Tuscan Romanesque Style “La Rotonda”, the church of the monastery dedicated...

Art places / 07.01.2015

A miniature park This small park - museum of about two hectares, in the private garden of the German artist Paul Fuchs, draws pilgrims from a broad spectrum of music and art lovers. The Garden of Sounds is located in Boccheggiano, a small village of the municipality of Montieri (first country of the Maremma agreed to join the Kingdom of Italy), in the area of the metalliferous hills. The metal lightness Paul Fuchs works with an...

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