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Certaldo

Certaldo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Certaldo
Type: Civic Centers
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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Certaldo is not one of those places you find in the tourist guides. Therefore one is positively surprised when taking the funicular to the top of the hill to you find a nice and cute little medieval village with some interesting Restaurants.

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Walton on Thames
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18 reviews 18 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This feels very off the beaten track and the quiet streets make you feel like you have gone back in time.

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Pune, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visiting Certaldo happened accidently and i am so glad it actually did. We were looking at visting a winery in florence region and we accidently happen to reach here. Google map directed us to a place where the old winery was shut ages ago. While my husband was busy checking the ipad in the market square, i happen to walk... More

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Wales UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely little town with much history. Worth a visit and had some nice cafes,bars and restaurants. Local train station ideal for traveling to Pisa, Sienna and Florence.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Certaldo is a small and nice town close to San Gimignano. The medieval town center is an easy walking area with nice restaurants with excellent views. Excellent stay for half a day. Start the day in Certaldo, then go directly to San Gimignano and you will have a great day in Tuscany!

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St. Thomas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a modern city. However, Certaldo Alto is not to be missed. A steep walk up hilla, but a quaint and acient little town at the top. Not ultra touristy so Shhh. Kepp the secret.

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Canberra, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After the crush of Florence, Certaldo is a delightful change - space!, beautiful views, friendly people, and an enchanting old town to explore

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San Francisco
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Certaldo is worth a visit if you can spare a couple of hours. It’s easily reached as one drives to other more famous places in Tuscany, since it is near San Gimignano in the triangle formed by Firenze, Siena, and Pisa. There is easily accessible free parking in the lower part of town next to the funicular that will take... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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157 reviews 157 reviews
66 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Fantastic day trip from about anywhere in Tuscany and worth a detour. Take the tram or drive up to Certaldo Alto and meander around the quaint and ancient hilltop town.

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Astoria, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My opinion may be a little swayed, since I got married here. But honestly, I fell in love with Certaldo Alto from my very first step off the funicolare. It's like stepping back in time a few hundred years. It's a gorgeous town with beautiful views, friendly people and a handful of fantastic restaurants. For now, the crowds are minimal.... More

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