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Certaldo

Certaldo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Certaldo
Type: Civic Centers, Cultural
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If your in the area take the incline to Certaldo Alto. Great little hilltop castle with splendid views. Also take time to visit the museums. Several good restaurants. While we were there a food festival was taking place and were able to sample many wonderful food items.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Taking the funicular up to Certaldo Alto is part of its charm. A quaint tiny village perched up on a hill with great views of the Tuscan hills and nearby San Gimignano.

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plymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Peaceful.Beautiful surrounding countryside.Plenty of restaurants. Easy train access (make sure you get your tickets validated BEFORE you get on the train!!). Loved it.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Saturday and Sunday evenings the town was alive with locals and tourists promenading in the main piazza and through the craft stalls in the main street. The funicular railway to the upper old town is a must do.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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