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One of the best places on Earth!

Good food, nice people and a stunning view. It’s a must see if you are traveling around the Chianti... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah Maria Cli... I
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Beautiful little town

Lovely little town to explore. Not very big at the top of the funicular but well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful town in Tuscany. Warm loving people with beautiful Tuscan villas nearby. A dream come true

1  Thank Marie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nice people and a stunning view. It’s a must see if you are traveling around the Chianti region. Pay a visit to La Casa di Boccaccio if you want to get some culture as well.

1  Thank Sarah Maria Cli... I
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little town to explore. Not very big at the top of the funicular but well worth a visit. Lovely views across the Tuscan hills. Nice place for a quiet stroll.

1  Thank KateLondon_9
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We visited twice as we found out about a festival called the Mercantia which was starting the following day. The first time we parked and walked up the hill and the second time we took the funicular railway which was much easier. It is not...More

2  Thank PMM22
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

If you have been in San Gimignano and want to get off the tourist and souvenir shops, get here in Certaldo Alto. Small but cozy. Takes 10 minutes to walk the 2 streets, but lots of small places to relax and eat. See that many...More

1  Thank clausjoh
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If you’re looking for an authentic medieval town that hasn’t been flooded with tourist shops this is what you’re looking for, especially in the afternoon when the place closes down for siesta, save for a few cafes. It's extremely quiet! However, what made it for...More

1  Thank Essex123
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Park in lower Certaldo in the square right next to the entrance to the funicular. Take this little 2mins ride up to Alto and experience being off the beaten track for a while. Wander up the main street, have lunch and take a look around...More

1  Thank TravellerOxford
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Of course the Palazzio is the most noticeable and emblematic building in Certaldo’s old city but the whole place is worth a stroll. Charming streets, relaxing atmosphere angled stones. Dn’t Mix with the modern city that is several km away and offers nothing of interest.

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 26 June 2018

A quite little old town on the hill. Not crowded and in one hour driving distance from Florence. The old town is on a hill. There is nothing to see in new town. You should leave your car and take the funicular to reach the...More

1  Thank SarpedonfromLycia
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The views from the last kilometer of the drive up to Certaldo Alto (the old city) are stunning, and the town itself does not disappoint. There is also a funicular from the new town below. It seems as though almost nothing has changed in the...More

4  Thank AlexFromJerusalem
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Response from bidj | Reviewed this property |
Probably late answering this- I apologize. The best way to get to Certaldo alto is to take the funicular. You can walk back down as it isn't bad at all. Hope you have a great time!