At the point where the city of Grosseto touches the sea, lies Marina di Grosseto. Today, visitors come here to enjoy the welcoming beaches and the splendid nature that surrounds them: the coast is in fact as if embraced by a hilly hinterland in which the Mediterranean scrub plays the leading role, with its colours and perfumes. For its clear, uncontaminated waters, the village has even been awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe. The sea has always been at the heart of life here: in fact, the town was born as a fishing village and developed from the ancient nucleus of San Rocco, particularly after the 1930s, when the entire Maremma area underwent major land reclamation. Since 2003, the town also has its own marina, which immediately became a hub of vitality and activity, between arrivals and departures, under the watchful eye of the two lighthouses, guardians of the sea and reference point for sailors.