How to get to Maremma

How to get to the Tuscan Maremma by car, plane, train, bus and ship. Grosseto, the Maremma capital, is the arrival and departure point of the main connections.

Maremma is an easily accessible land being located in a privileged position with respect to the major cities of central Italy. The city of Grosseto is well located 135 km from Florence and 170 km from Rome. The Maremma capital is also 70 km from Siena, 155 km from Pisa, 170 km from Perugia, 105 km from the port of Civitavecchia and 135 km from the port of Livorno. You can arrive in Maremma in different ways: through the road and railway network, landing at the airports of Rome, Pisa and Florence, or arriving by sea in the ports of Livorno and Civitavecchia, the main ports of call for international cruise tourism. Grosseto is generally the point of reference for planning a trip to the Tuscan Maremma – the central one, better known as La Maremma Grossetana – and it is from here that the main connections that connect the city to all the destinations in the area depart and arrive. Even for those who intend to visit other places in the Maremma Pisana – Livornese or Lazio, Grosseto remains the central pivot of the area when it comes to the Maremma.

Car

The highway connections to reach the Maremma are facilitated from all over Italy. All the roads of the Maremma are in excellent condition. You can find a taxi service near the major Maremma railway stations. For information and traffic updates, consult the Autostrade per l’Italia website.

  • From Milan take the A1 motorway to Parma Ovest, where you take the A15 Parma – La Spezia. From here the A12 leads to Rosignano Marittimo, and finally the E80 reaches Grosseto.
  • From Florence, take the Firenze – Siena highway and then the state road (SS) 223 until you reach the capital Grosseto.
  • From Bologna, take the A1 del Sole motorway to Firenze Certosa, then the Firenze – Siena freeway, and finally the state road (SS) 223 until you reach the city of Grosseto.
  • From Rome, take the A12 Rome – Civitavecchia motorway, then take the E80 Aurelia until you reach Grosseto.

Colors of the Grossetana or Central Maremma – Southern Tuscany (Photo by Francesco Monari)

Plane

The civil airport of Maremma “Corrado Baccarini” is located in Grosseto and unfortunately does not host scheduled flights, but is limited to charter flights and general aviation services. The closest airports to Maremma, outside Grosseto, are Rome Fiumicino, Pisa and Florence. For those arriving by plane at the Leonardo da Vinci Airport of Rome Fiumicino, you can reach Termini station with a shuttle and with a small train the Ostiense station, from which regular connecting trains leave for Grosseto. For those arriving at Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport, you can take a train to Pisa Centrale station and find a connection to Grosseto. Same thing for those arriving at the Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence, can reach the central station of Santa Maria Novella with a shuttle bus.

Train

The Maremma area is crossed by the Pisa – Rome railway line. From Grosseto there are fifteen to twenty trains a day to and from the capital. In the Province there are eleven stations, starting from Follonica, on the border with the Maremma Livornese, up to the southernmost, Capalbio, close to the border with the Maremma Laziale. From north to south, the stations of the Maremma Grossetana are: Follonica, Scarlino, Gavorrano, Giuncarico, Montepescali, Grosseto, Alberese, Talamone, Albinia, Orbetello, Monte Argentario and Capalbio. For those arriving at the Santa Maria Novella station in Florence, and wishing to reach Grosseto, there is almost always a change in Pisa or Livorno. For information on timetables and fares for 2013, consult the Trenitalia website, where it is also possible to book.

Grosseto Railway Station – Train towards Roma Termini (Photo by train_spotting)

Autobus

Grosseto is connected to the main destinations of the Maremma by various bus companies. La Rama guarantees urban service in some municipalities of the Province of Grosseto – Follonica, Manciano, Massa Marittima, Monte Argentario, Orbetello – and in the capital itself. It also carries out the suburban service between all the Maremma municipalities, also ensuring the connection with the nearby Province of Siena, Florence and Rome Ostiense (Fiumicino). The Sena offers a convenient line that connects Grosseto with Milan and Bologna.

Boat

To get to Maremma by sea, the closest ports are in Livorno and Civitavecchia. Once landed, you can easily reach the city of Grosseto (or other cities of the Maremma) by road or rail. For those wishing to explore the beautiful coast and islands of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, the Maremma Grossetana has several well-equipped marinas: Scarlino (Marina di Scarlino), Punta Ala (Marina of Punta Ala), Castiglione della Pescaia (Port-Canal), Marina di Grosseto (Marina di San Rocco), Talamone, Porto Santo Stefano (Porto del Valle), Porto Ercole and Marina di Cala Galera.

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