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Hidden treasure!!!

Really a hidden treasure, authentic and quiet litte mountain village! Take the funicular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wes B
Elst, The Netherlands
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Lovely hill top old town well worth a visit

Only small but provides great views and a selection of Restaurants to choose from. Certaldo proved... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really a hidden treasure, authentic and quiet litte mountain village! Take the funicular (funicolare) up to the old city centre. Easy parking, just follow 'funicolare', 1.50 euro per ticket. It's such a fun experience for the whole family! The old town is very beautiful, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only small but provides great views and a selection of Restaurants to choose from. Certaldo proved a great base to visit Florence and Siena.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful town in Tuscany. Warm loving people with beautiful Tuscan villas nearby. A dream come true

1  Thank Marie D
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Good food, nice people and a stunning view. It’s a must see if you are traveling around the Chianti region. Pay a visit to La Casa di Boccaccio if you want to get some culture as well.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little town to explore. Not very big at the top of the funicular but well worth a visit. Lovely views across the Tuscan hills. Nice place for a quiet stroll.

1  Thank KateLondon_9
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We visited twice as we found out about a festival called the Mercantia which was starting the following day. The first time we parked and walked up the hill and the second time we took the funicular railway which was much easier. It is not...More

2  Thank PMM22
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

If you have been in San Gimignano and want to get off the tourist and souvenir shops, get here in Certaldo Alto. Small but cozy. Takes 10 minutes to walk the 2 streets, but lots of small places to relax and eat. See that many...More

1  Thank clausjoh
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If you’re looking for an authentic medieval town that hasn’t been flooded with tourist shops this is what you’re looking for, especially in the afternoon when the place closes down for siesta, save for a few cafes. It's extremely quiet! However, what made it for...More

1  Thank Essex123
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Park in lower Certaldo in the square right next to the entrance to the funicular. Take this little 2mins ride up to Alto and experience being off the beaten track for a while. Wander up the main street, have lunch and take a look around...More

1  Thank TravellerOxford
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Of course the Palazzio is the most noticeable and emblematic building in Certaldo’s old city but the whole place is worth a stroll. Charming streets, relaxing atmosphere angled stones. Dn’t Mix with the modern city that is several km away and offers nothing of interest.

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Response from bidj | Reviewed this property |
Probably late answering this- I apologize. The best way to get to Certaldo alto is to take the funicular. You can walk back down as it isn't bad at all. Hope you have a great time!