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Great 100 inhabitants little fortified town

Birthplace of one of the top three italian writers, Boccacio, Certaldo alta is a beautiful little... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Sherbrooke, Canada
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Picturesque and peaceful

Spent some time here with a group of painters doing some plein air watercolours - lots of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Birthplace of one of the top three italian writers, Boccacio, Certaldo alta is a beautiful little jewel in Tuscany. If you go there please be kind and respectful to the very few inhabitants of the place. La dolce vita at its best.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Spent some time here with a group of painters doing some plein air watercolours - lots of magnificent buildings but not crowded. Would definitely go back again if given the chance. Novelty ride up and down in a funicular railway too

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LucyG47
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Certaldo Alto is certainly one of the nicest medieval hilltop towns, easily accessed from Certaldo Basso by funiculare. Be sure to stop in to see the ceramics on the main street not far from the funiculare; the 'artigiani' here have hand-painted it all, and one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank TuscanWino
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a farm villa outside of Certaldo and saw much of the modern town which is nice but not really impressive. The last day we were in Tuscany we finally visited Certaldo Alto which is the ancient town up on the hill above....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sisholm
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The original walled town is historic and has three museums.Easy to stroll around and plenty of places to eat and drink. The benefit is easy access to many of the other hill towns. Florence and Sienna are a quick train trip away.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 487wesb
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian B
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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!