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Casa di Boccaccio

Certaldo, Certaldo, Italy
+39 0571 661219
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Charming

The views from the tower were the best, but I can't even write fathom why I liked this place so... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
cravingescape
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brisbane
If on your way....

Interesting middle-age environment, both his home and the community in general, but with the... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
admybf
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Vancouver
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good47%
  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“library” (3 reviews)
“visitors” (2 reviews)
“tower” (8 reviews)
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Certaldo, Certaldo, Italy
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+39 0571 661219
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The views from the tower were the best, but I can't even write fathom why I liked this place so much. a book collection, a story of Boccaccio's life, a collection relating to his work, the story of the building just gave a sense of...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Interesting middle-age environment, both his home and the community in general, but with the exception of the computerized information screen in his “library”, all exhibitions/descriptions are only in Italian. Easily reached by train to Certaldo from nearby Florence, then take the funicular up the hillside...More

Thank admybf
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely little house, but unless you are a person of letters, and can read and understand Italian it seems mainly devoted to printed panels , fine in themselves but information you can get from other sources. Visitors seem to like the tower, but...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Interesting little museum which gives an insight in Boccaccio's life , check opening times , outer season.

Thank monicaediers
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you haven't read The Decameron yet, you will want to do so after this visit. I got the impression that much of the house has been redone, but it was still nice. Best part: the tower. What a great view from the top!

Thank tuscanpro
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

That we still have the glorious tower for glorious vistas and the house of Boccaccio itself is a minor miracle as it was indirectly bombed during the Second World War and suffered significant damage. Here we have a fascinating library with generous bi-lingual tidbits in...More

1  Thank preglad
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

not too exciting anyway. Nothing that you don't know already. I would have expected more original pieces of furniture.

Thank gfb1999
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

The reading was in English which is a second language for the reader, however he did the most fantastic job! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank anthonybassett
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

We didn't have time for the museum but were able to visit the Casa. It seemed like a comfortable space, with great views from the upper floor and the tower. Boccaccio memorabilia are distributed around the house, and there a number of panels offering explanation....More

1  Thank operalover939
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Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

As some other have said the museum is quiet small but for this and palace is does only cost €3. The library is amazing, small garden is beautiful but for me the view from the tower is worth the visit alone!

Thank ReadingClimb
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