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Stunning old town

Must visit location almost tourist free which is unbelievable and great restaurants access by a furnicular railway stayed no hotel certaldo nearby which was excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Must visit location almost tourist free which is unbelievable and great restaurants access by a furnicular railway stayed no hotel certaldo nearby which was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This medieval village up a rack rail is delightful. We enjoyed our time here much more than the large town of San Gimignano a few kilometres away. There are art galleries and ceramics and "circus" style mirrors. We even saw dancers on the wall preparing for the summer festival as we left late evening. And the restaurants - we particularly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is the second time I have stayed near this town. I had never heard of it prior to my visit. While the lower town is nothing to write home about, the upper town (Certaldo Alto, reached by funicular) is quite charming. There are a number of restaurants in this little "village" of delightful little alleys and attractive old buildings.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

a Peaceful genuine, small, old town. The old (alto) town is unspoiled by tourists and real live Certaldons sit out in the long summer evenings sipping and talking. The town has a few tasty restaurants with wonderful vistas. We used Certaldo as a base for exploring the rest of Tuscany because it was central. We were pleasantly surprised by the... More 

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Lelant, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Enjoyed the architecture & some of the restaurants, but not all. Can be a bit quiet in Alto. Created Basso does have more going on with markets etc if thats your bag. Great having the train station to visit Florence without the car on the road for a change of pace. Excellent for cycling the Via Francigena & getting to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The little town of Certaldo is a great place to experience authentic Italian life within easy reach of Sienna and other Tuscan towns by car or Florence by train. Up high on the hillside behind the town is the (original) historic medieval town called Certaldo Alto. It has a neat little museum and a wonderful restaurant just down the street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For a weekend trip this place is perfect! Loads of historical venues, church, palace, museum, art museum and more. Great little bars and an amazing Michelin star restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stumbled on this picturesque medieval hilltop town while travelling from Florence to Siena by train and decided to explore it. The medieval upper part is called Certaldo Alto and is connected to the main square of the lower part by funicular (costs 1,5 euros both ways). Me and my wife were suprised to find out that this small and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This one isn't in most guide books but it's well worth the visit. No crowds of tourist even in June and some wonderful views. Three terrific museums are worth visiting and make sure you climb to the tower in one - you can see forever up there. Wonderful selection of lunch restaurants and there was even a small cooking school.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Charming doesn't even begin to describe this quaint village. The gelato and passteria shop had me at hello. What I enjoyed was the location while staying in the countryside. Certaldo's train station is located near enough to do day trips to Florence and Siena.

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