Certaldo
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Brian S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My parents & I visited this medieval hilltop city on the recommendation of a local winery and we had the best time exploring the little shops. One of our favorite restaurants was Bar Boccaccio Caffetteria & the little store across the street (this place had the best pizza & pasta dishes in town). I can't find the name but it is directly across from the Bar Boccaccio Caffetteria - check it out!
Written September 2, 2022
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Finediner
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Some great old age, renaissance charm still preserved in this beautiful town. Great atmosphere and to see the locals work on their produce ie olives was great. Tourists beware- the siesta from 1 pm to 4 pm means limited options for dining.
Written January 1, 2020
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Christine T
Pisa, Italy34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Lovely place to visit which is reached by finicular. If you are travelling with a dog it must be muzzled. The village is very small with a good selection of bars and eating places. It is not too busy and you feel very relaxed roaming around. Highly recommend a visit
Written October 15, 2021
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Caleb
Yorkshire, UK142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Certaldo is such a nice place. Quirky medieval streets, situated high up with views all around of Tuscany. No need to worry about walking to the old town. Certaldo has a cable cart running to the top. Shops, cafes, restaurants, museums and much much more. Well worth a visit.
Written September 14, 2020
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NHDG
Alton, UK270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Absolute delight!

We visited on the last day of a two week break in Tuscany. Having been to Pisa, Florence, Siena etc. Old Certaldo was a highlight for us.

It was very enjoyable to have a walk around, lunch, another wander and then coffee at a small bar. The funicular railway is the icing on the cake because it quite literally transports you up the hill and away from normal expectations of a day to day town.

If you are nearby, please do put it on your list.
Written September 1, 2020
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Ian J
Penzance, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
A beautiful and compact wall town on a hill. Wonderfully preserved. The pass for all the museums is very good value. It was nothing like as commercialised as San Giminiano, which I visited the day before, and much quieter. Although smaller this was the better experience
Written June 5, 2023
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maximPZ
Seattle, WA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I went to a pottery school here. Nice little town. Certaldol Alto, the old town has nice restaurants and shops. The area around the train station has many amenities. I stayed at Testi, a villa nearby, with other students in our group. A true Tuscan experience.
Written July 15, 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We parked our car in the lot at the foot of the funicular and took it up to the old town. A gently rising road then took us to the museum at the top. We walked some distance to the left and got a fine view across the fields and forests to the distant towers of San Gimignano. Well worth the walk!
Written September 26, 2023
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TuscanWino
Brevard, NC157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Certaldo Alto is certainly one of the nicest medieval hilltop towns, easily accessed from Certaldo Basso by funiculare. Be sure to stop in to see the ceramics on the main street not far from the funiculare; the 'artigiani' here have hand-painted it all, and one of them should be at work in the shop.
In addition, one of our favorite places is in the low city: Bar Jam, near the train station. Here you can sit outside with the locals and enjoy complimentary nosh with your drink. They specialize in a "Jam Spritz" which uses a special grapefruit-based liqueur instead of Aperol; our visiting friends all love it. Bar Jam also has a nice selection of homemade pastry.
Free parking is available on the back side of the railroad tracks, but there may be no spaces during the day. It may be more convenient to park behind Bar Jam and pay a couple of euros. There is also parking in the central Piazza Boccaccio, metered. That piazza is at one end of the traffic-free shopping street (Via Il Giugno), with the railroad station at the other end. It's a good place for the afternoon passegiata. The book shop on the street usually has a copy of the NY Times, and the ATM at the bank works. There's also a good gelato joint.
If you need to shop for food there is a large COOP off the main street at the north end of town. The COOP is easily accessed from the bypass road that runs west of the railroad tracks, or up the main street. For household items galore, try Mr. House, which is just across the bridge to Gambassi, as the road turns left. Better than Dollar General.
There are two good pizza places near Piazza Boccaccio, and good Tuscan cuisine at Casalinga (see my review).
Finally, just out of town on the road to Gambassi there are two orange 'autovelox' speed trap boxes. They have been out of service for years.
Written October 25, 2018
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erw49
Sacramento, CA64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 28, 2016
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