In the province of Grosseto, just 25 kilometers from the town of the same name is the village of Scarlino. This Tuscan village is about 100 kilometers from Florence, but was actually part of the Principality of Piombino until it came under the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the 19th century. It is located next to other interesting villages, such as Castiglione della Pescaia and Gavorrano. Check here at EasyToBook.com for the best cheap Scarlino hotels in the area, or for discount hotels in other Italian regions.
When visiting Scarlino, be sure to notice the town’s walls. They were built in the 11th century, and restorations took place in the 13th century. The Rocca Aldobrandesca, or Aldobrandeschi Castle, is hard to miss with its defensive walls and differently shaped towers. Dating from the 14th century are the church and the convent of San Donato. The church’s architecture is a great example of the Romanesque style. Also see the Renaissance frescoes in the Santa Croce oratory.