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Casa di Boccaccio

Certaldo, Certaldo, Italy
+39 0571 661219
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Nothing really special.

It's a lovely little house, but unless you are a person of letters, and can read and understand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tonyking8652
,
Essen, Germany
via mobile
Boccaccio's house, small museum

Interesting little museum which gives an insight in Boccaccio's life , check opening times , outer... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
monicaediers
,
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average31%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“library” (2 reviews)
“museum” (7 reviews)
“decameron” (3 reviews)
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Certaldo, Certaldo, Italy
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+39 0571 661219
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a lovely little house, but unless you are a person of letters, and can read and understand Italian it seems mainly devoted to printed panels , fine in themselves but information you can get from other sources. Visitors seem to like the tower, but...More

Thank tonyking8652
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Interesting little museum which gives an insight in Boccaccio's life , check opening times , outer season.

Thank monicaediers
Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you haven't read The Decameron yet, you will want to do so after this visit. I got the impression that much of the house has been redone, but it was still nice. Best part: the tower. What a great view from the top!

Thank tuscanpro
Reviewed 20 April 2016

That we still have the glorious tower for glorious vistas and the house of Boccaccio itself is a minor miracle as it was indirectly bombed during the Second World War and suffered significant damage. Here we have a fascinating library with generous bi-lingual tidbits in...More

1  Thank preglad
Reviewed 20 March 2016

not too exciting anyway. Nothing that you don't know already. I would have expected more original pieces of furniture.

Thank gfb1999
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The reading was in English which is a second language for the reader, however he did the most fantastic job! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank anthonybassett
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We didn't have time for the museum but were able to visit the Casa. It seemed like a comfortable space, with great views from the upper floor and the tower. Boccaccio memorabilia are distributed around the house, and there a number of panels offering explanation....More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

As some other have said the museum is quiet small but for this and palace is does only cost €3. The library is amazing, small garden is beautiful but for me the view from the tower is worth the visit alone!

Thank ReadingClimb
Reviewed 27 June 2015

If you are a fan of Boccaccio, this is a wonderful stop. Very well presented. Only thing lacking was an English translation of Decameron.

Thank Marcia406
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The museum was amazing. Some artifacts dating back to 2 and 300 BC. You need to take your time and walk slowly soaking up the history and reading the english translations (bonus). The building itself is in incredible condition and very well preserved. I would...More

1  Thank Virginia B
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