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Address: Certaldo, Italy
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Relaxing

After all the crowds and the kitsch of the stalls in Florence and Pisa, this was really a relaxing afternoon. One of my favourite. Park your car almost next to the funicular, pay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After all the crowds and the kitsch of the stalls in Florence and Pisa, this was really a relaxing afternoon. One of my favourite. Park your car almost next to the funicular, pay €1.50 for a return ticket, have lunch in one of the tiny osterias, and relax. Don't go there if spectacular Duomos and a million shops are your... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here if you want endless bars or cafes- there are few. Shops? Few. What you get is a spectacular view from the funicular to the top of this charming village. We went at 5pm. Parking was easy and nearby in the lower town square. The old upper town was so quiet where the locals outnumbered the tourists. There... More 

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the funicular to the top for 1.50 Euro and walk the old city. Amazing pictures of the city. The old part is very small but worth seeing at least once.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certaldo Alto is a tiny charming old medieval village, with a couple of restaurants and some bars. very few shops, not too many tourists, really italian style... LOVED IT!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never heard of Certaldo, but while staying in San Gimignano, we asked at our hotel where might be some photo genic hill top towns to visit and this was one of the towns they mentioned. It certainly didn't disappoint. Probably best to park in newer lower town and then take the funicular to the old walled town (Certaldo... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not known by many tourists, Certaldo Alto is home to 156 people and a few lovely restaurants. The surrounding vista are magnificent. We loved every minute there, strolling the quiet streets. No t-shirt shops here. But a lovely church where couples are wed frequently. The village is perched above the lovely town of Certaldo, which has a terrific Coop grocery... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certaldo's old town is above the commercial town. It is visited either by a VERY circuitous road (by car) or by a tramway which is in the center of the town across from the train station. The town is probably 500 years old ahd has a lot of small shops and restaurants. In addition since it is well above the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small old town hill fort with a good selection of restaurants. As it is off the beaten track, it's not overrun with tourists. Good views from the top of the fort across Tuscan countryside

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place. Steeped in history. Wonderful places to eat. Ambient and calm. Great views.No need to use the funicular- the path is not that long or steep if you are relatively fit.

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Corscombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful hilltop fortified village with no traffic and peaceful streets. A few shops, bars and a museum. One or two lovely restaurants and not a Macdonalds or Pizza Hut to be seen. Nice. This is well worth visiting on your way to Siena, Pisa or Florence.

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