Certaldo Attractions

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Things to Do in Certaldo

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  • HelenAnn B
    3 contributions
    Certaldo Alto (high town) is a characterful, fortified mediaeval village. It can be reached from the lower town via a funicular from the main square. The lower town doesn't have much of interest, but it has a railway station, with regular, inexpensive trains to Siena and Florence and a train/bus service to San Gimignano.
    There are several bars and restaurants, though many are closed .Monday/Tuesday.
    A lovely walk to the Parco Collinare has wonderful open views of typical Tuscan countryside. Both the upper and lower town can be quite quiet, so, if you prefer more of a buzz, time your visit for a festival/Street Market.
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • Renate
    8 contributions
    I was looking for an organic winemaker in the Chianti region and stumbled upon the beautiful farm of Raffaello and Donella.

    And boy, did they deliver! The story's and philosophy of Raffaello gave me the chills. He has such a good idea and purpose in his winemaking. The decisions he made, going for IGT (Super Tuscan) instead of DOC, really paid off.

    You can taste the love and dedication in every wine. The entire experience was amazing. The wines, olive oils with the amazing food cooked by Donella are a match made in heaven.

    Thank you so much for this amazing evening Raffaello and Donella :D
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Louise H
    Huddersfield, UK142 contributions
    Really interesting palace in Certaldo Alto. Worth a visit if you’ve taken the trip up from the main town. The artefacts are nicely curated and the history is explained in detail as you move round the rooms. The entrance fee wasn’t much at all as it included other museums in the vicinity, and you’re contributing to the upkeep as well.
    Written 26 November 2019
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  • Hubert
    12 contributions
    Funny way to avoid a (long) walk up the hill. The funicular brings you to the old city walls from where you can make a nice walk.
    Written 5 October 2020
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  • amarcord83
    Oslo, Norway472 contributions
    As an old Italianist I felt obliged to visit Boccaccio's house; it felt like an intellectual pilgrimage. The exhibitions themselves are quite basic, but the actual experience of visiting the house more than makes up for it. Giovanni Boccaccio is buried in the little church nearby.
    Written 26 January 2019
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  • Manuela L
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
    Chiesa di Santa Maria is located in the center place of Marcialla, nice white church and is dedicated to Santa Maria; merit a visit.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy10,960 contributions
    This park has been organized in the hilly area on the north-east of "Certaldo alta", therefore on the opposite side that the valley bottom (where the new city is located, around the railway station).
    The initiative is certainly commendable, being aimed at offering an outdoor leisure area to the Certaldo citizens, and also to those coming from outside. In fact, on the beautiful Sunday in May when we visited it, it was rather popular with the public, especially walkers and runners.
    However we found a weakness in the initiative: the poor signage of hiking trails that run through the park.
    We were indeed intending to make a ring path from Certaldo Alta up to the "San Giorsolé" settlement, then back to Certaldo through a different path; sadly, although we had a detailed route description (in Italian) and also a detailed map (both downloadable by googling "webalice adrianoassedi certaldo"), just for the path very poorly signposted we went wrong.
    The hiking turned out to be equally pleasant; but we believe it is a duty to report this flaw.
    Written 20 May 2018
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  • lpaustian
    Tenafly, NJ242 contributions
    Having the good fortune of seeing the Benozzo Gozzoli Museum in Castelfiorentino (odd hours of opening), we stopped into Certaldo Alto to find these frescoes. This church is accessible by purchasing a ticket to the Palazzo Pretorio and is on the right. Like the frescoes housed in Castelfiorentino, these adorned a tabernacle originally in a chapel by a river, subsequently moved for protection from flooding.

    Really lovely though sadly The Tabernacle of the Executed in Certaldo was meant for those being executed to receive their last solace. The tabernacle in Castelfiorentino was along the road used by pilgrims and travelers. All are worth a detour.
    Written 12 May 2019
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  • lsalv
    7 contributions
    Nothing that makes it a must see, but the area surrounding the church is very nice. A visit that doesn't take that long.
    Written 14 March 2019
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  • Marcia406
    Brownsville, TX43 contributions
    I especially liked the descent into the basement where there was a funeral cart, a medieval pharmacy display and a medieval potters wheel.
    One can visit Saint Giulia's cell in the convent, the typical reliquaries
    and church artifacts, paintings and prints.
    Written 27 June 2015
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  • Manuela L
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
    On the hill of Lucardo, in Strada provinciale, by visiting the nice castle of Lucardo, visit also piave de San Lazzaro; great visit, quite and calm, wonderful view; don't miss.
    Written 24 February 2019
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  • Mellie
    Gainesville, GA17 contributions
    We so enjoyed our cooking class! It was very hands on with excellent cooking tips. We prepared 3 pastas and Tiramisu and enjoyed our creations for dinner with wonderful wines. Looking forward to recreating these recipes in my home.
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • Manuela L
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
    Apostol San Tommaso leaved in Certaldo and the propositura is in Via XX Septembre; I don't know if he is bured there; I saw his balsamic body in the church San Adrea In Rome, very impressive.
    Written 27 February 2019
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  • Just_us_worldwide
    Copenhagen, Denmark266 contributions
    During our one-week-stay at Il Paluffo in March 2014, we chose to try a Pasta-cooking class. We made our own pasta under the guidance of chef Wilma and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for a great experience!
    Written 21 March 2014
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