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Address: Certaldo, Italy
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Lovely Old Hilltop "city"

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... read more

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

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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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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Austin
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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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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Another hilltop town that has a single main street that can be traversed in 30 min or less. Nice views both to the north and south. Great stop if you're driving by coming from Siena or San Gimignano.

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Mathews, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment in Certaldo Alto for 6 nights. We loved it. All 3 museums are worth visiting. Gelato at Boccacio's bar is some of the best we've had. There are weddings all of the time. An absolutely beautiful place.

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The crowds have been getting bigger over the years. It is a tiny place but a step back in time. It is developing a little but keeping its charm.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A medieval gem in the earth of Tuscany! Certaldo Alto is a Very beatiful medieval City,sitting on top of certaldo basso that is a Very peaceful and reachable By train from Florence Siena and Pisa

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Address: Certaldo, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Certaldo

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