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A true taste of Tuscany

We went to Certaldo to visit the yearly market for local and regional producers of cheese, beer, wine, ham, chocolate, olives and -oil...and much more It was a feast and the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Andenes, Norway
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Andenes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Certaldo to visit the yearly market for local and regional producers of cheese, beer, wine, ham, chocolate, olives and -oil...and much more It was a feast and the city itself - lovely! You reach the historical centre of Certaldo by the "funicolare" - a charming little cable car going almost vertically up for about 5 minutes. The... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A typically italian town good market square and market several very nice wood fired pizza restaurants and an interesting funicular railway up to the castle. Its main benefit is its position within an easy drive of so many great cities such as Pisa, Florence, Sienna etc

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Spending six days in a vineyard just a few kilometres outside of Certaldo allowed us to visit this wonderful little town numerous times. There are two distinct parts to Certaldo, upper and lower. Certaldo Alta is the 14th century part of Certaldo built high on the hill. The best way to access is to park in lower Certaldo near the... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Stopped here on our one day tour of Tuscany on our way to San Gimignano and Sienna. Every day of driving thru Tuscany is better than any day at work! Nice medieval town. Worth a stop.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

medieval - is about old certaldo alto part of the town. Here Boccacio had a house and his last place to live. I will reccomend you to visit Boccacio`s house - from the tower there is an amazing view over the valley and the old town. Have a onion jam tasting in Vita Bella shop and talk to its owner... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is a hill-top medieval village that seems stuck in the Middle Ages. The streets are narrow and cobbled, the walls of the houses covered in ancient brick. You have to ride a short 2 minute funicular to reach the village; about 200 or so resident live on the hill-top, so there are few cars seen. The village is famous... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this new hotel for 4 days in October 2015. The breakfast is excellent. The rooms are nicely furnished. The bathroom was a nice size (not small. The room was a nice size. The hotel is next to a small stream. There is ample parking. You can walk into the center of town and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Staying a week in Tuscany we selected Certaldo for an afternoon visit. First our GPS actually took us into the town - we were planning to park and ride the funicular. Luckily a local directed us to a parking lot just outside the walls on the hillside. Second- the few restaurants were closed but 2 and all the shops were... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Certaldo was the closest town to our villas. It was very quiet during August with lots of places closed. Did have a great meal at a small trattoria. Took the train out of here for a day trip to Florence. Train station was small but easy to navigate. The best part is the funicular to Certaldo Alto the ancient walled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A must see given the beautiful medieval setting. Strongly recommend you take the fernacular rail to the top for a real authentic Tuscan view. Some amazing restaurants in town too.

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