Things to see and do - Certaldo
Certaldo Travel guide
Certaldo : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Certaldo : Things to see and do
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..
Piazzeta del Vicariato 3
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..
Via Tavolese 221 I - 00187 Marcialla
Set in Marcialla, Villa Tavolese offers spacious rooms with original features of the villa. Its outdoor swimming pool has unforgettable views across the Tuscan countryside. Rooms at Hotel Villa Tavolese are air conditioned and come with satellite TV..
Via della Rena 6 I - 50052 Certaldo
Centrally located in Certaldo, Hotel Il Castello features air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout. Housed in a historic building, it offers a furnished garden and Certaldo Train Station is a 10-minute walk away. The classic-style rooms are e..