Paganico is a small town, in the municipality of Civitella Paganico, between Grosseto and Siena.
It was found on 1200 A.C. like strategic point for business from Siena to Talamone. Throughout history it was repeatedly attacked and rebuilt and then it found stability planning when it was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and then subjected to the Italian Republic.
You can visit the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, in late Romanesque style, the Praetorian Palace, the Palace of the old hospital and the fortification walls which come around the village with towers and gates.
On the first week of september you can taste frog or typical Tuscany dishes on the Frog Festival which ending with humorous frog grabs, where four riders carrying these little animals on wheelbarrows around the square.
DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL: about 500 mt
The healthy place Petriolo is very near from our hotel.
You can stay on public pools with hot thermal water about 40° or in Resort.
Petriolo also offer interesting ideas for long walks in the surroundings of the Val di Merse, a visit to the famous Abbey of San Galgano or the lovely old towns of Murlo, Pari, Casal di Pari and Monticiano.
DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL: about 21 Km
ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF ROSELLE
Roselle is an enchanting place for lovers of archeology and beyond. It is before an ancient Etruscan kingdom and after a Roman colony, from than the name "Rusellae".
From this period there are traces of the Forum, the Basilica, the spa building, some villas and the famous Amphitheater of Roselle.
Also, on the south side of the Forum, you can see the archaeological ruines of the ancient Roman temple of flamines Augustales and other interesting archaeological evidence.
DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL: 19 Km
Montalcino is a little, nice and characteristic village, between the provinces of Grosseto and Siena, on top of an hill, famous for its vine Brunello di Montalcino and their vineyards of Sangiovese.
This village is very beautiful and here you can be amazing by the typical Tuscan countryside, set in the countryside and in the rows of vines more known.
Also, you can visit a lot of monuments and places of artistic and architectural interest, like the old town, the Fortress and the St. Antimo's Abbey.
Near from here you can visit Pienza too. It's an other amazing village, famous for its Pecorino Cheese.
DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL: 30 Km
The Monte Amiata is an ancient relief of volcanic origin between Maremma, Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana, on 1738 meters above sea level.
Its landscape is characterized by wild forests, water sources and an important wild animal park.
Here you can visit a lot of interesting monuments and places like the monumental architecture of the Middle Ages, the Romanesque abbeys or the Renaissance and Baroque churches, and mineralogical museums.
Moreover, here you can find important vineyards and olive groves for the production of Seggiano's Oil and Montecucco DOC vine. The places of Monte Amiata are ideal for hiking, trekking, canoeing and, on winter, you can ski, thanks 12 km of ski slopes.
DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL: about 40 km
If you drive for just about 35 minutes, you can came to the main important location beach like Principina, Marina di Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia. These areas are known for the quality of the water (blue flag FEE and 5 Legambiente sails) for the tourism organization and the wild landscape characterized by pine forest.
Moreover, you can came to Punta Ala, Follonica where you can spend a day on the water park, or take a boat trip in the Tuscany archipelago.
DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL: from about 40 km