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Italy, Tuscany, Certaldo Alto, Palazzo Pretorio decorated with coats of arms of former vicars in Vicaret of Valdesi.
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Although the town of Certaldo, near San Gimignano, may seem disappointing at first glance, it is worth continuing up to Certaldo Alto, either via the modern town or by cable-car. Built of pink brick and surrounded by walls, the delightful upper town has a charming, peaceful atmosphere, and seems little changed from the time when Boccaccio (1315-75), author of Decameron, lived here.

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  • Certaldo Alto Recommended Recommended

    Via Boccaccio I - 50052 Certaldo

    The road to Certaldo Alto is only accessible to vehicles with a pass. Alternatively, take the funicular or walk up (10min). The ascent is well rewarded by the view, which takes in this medieval village of pink brick encircled by ramparts, where the g..

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  • Palazzo Pretorio

    P.za del Vicariato 5 I - 50052 Certaldo

    It is impossible to miss this handsome palace standing at the top of the village, with its frontage covered in marble and terracotta coats of arms of the local magistrates in the Middle Ages. Rebuilt in the 16C, the palace contains frescoes by Pier F..

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