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Address: Certaldo, Italy

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Wonderful historic site!

Really enjoyed exploring this place! From the historical significance to the medieval feel that takes you back in time!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed exploring this place! From the historical significance to the medieval feel that takes you back in time!

Thank b1tbyth3bug
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A week was not enough!! We stayed out of the village area of Certaldo and drove the 3 mins into town each day. The main town is below the Tuscan Medieval Hilltop Old Village, the main district is generally modern with scattering of the old throughout. You get to the top of the hilltop town by gondola (closed in) it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful Tuscan town will be a piece of our hearts forever. My son, Michael studied abroad here this Fall and we spent 2 weeks visiting him. The people are beautiful, inside and out. They are so welcoming and helpful. The food is amazing, the scenery peaceful and tranquil. My son cried when he had to leave as did we... More 

1 Thank bidj
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is where Giovanni Boccaccio is buried (author of the DECAMERON). Do not miss the Town Hall- beautiful frescoes. This town is a smaller version of S. Gimignano (and you can see S. G. from there). There is also a 15th century wine press that is now a pizzeria with delicious pizza!

Thank tuscanpro
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The variety of veggies, cheeses, and fruits made for superb choices for homemade dinner at our apartment at Il Paluffo. Definitely for the locals so you are shoulder to shoulder with knowlegeable buyers.

Thank erw49
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Park at the base of the funicular and ride it to this quiet walled hilltop city. Well preserved and not overly touristic. Enjoyable for a stroll amount the narrow streets without the crowds and shops of Volterra. If you ar looking for shopping other than ceramics, this isn't the place.

Thank Arthur P
Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful hill town. Very small, charming, and quaint. Not many tourists a wonderful ceramic store there as well.

Thank clairebrennan
Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Much less touristed than San Gimignano. Beautiful architecture and charming restaurants.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We rented an apartment outside town for 8 days. We had previously rented near Greve. We preferred the latter but Certaldo was fairly nice. The Old Town on the hill is well preserved and has a few nice restaurants. Train service into Florence takes about an hour and costs 6 Euro one way. Free parking behind the station.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Lovely town, great train links to be able to visit other parts of Italy. San Gimagnano is really close by train, 10 minutes away. Cert a los old is interesting, wonderful views. Some great little places for lunch. Had a lovely time in this hidden gem.

Thank donna2rres

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