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Picturesque and peaceful

Spent some time here with a group of painters doing some plein air watercolours - lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Certaldo Alto is certainly one of the nicest medieval hilltop towns, easily accessed from Certaldo... read more

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This review is of Certaldo Alto, the largely uncommercialised medieval part of Certaldo, separated from it at the top of a hill. We had limited time in Florence but made a point of coming back to see Certaldo Alto again after six years because we...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Just a small village in the middle of Tuscany. Don`t expect too much of it. Is the the pass through to some great areas in Tuscany

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent some time here with a group of painters doing some plein air watercolours - lots of magnificent buildings but not crowded. Would definitely go back again if given the chance. Novelty ride up and down in a funicular railway too

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certaldo Alto is certainly one of the nicest medieval hilltop towns, easily accessed from Certaldo Basso by funiculare. Be sure to stop in to see the ceramics on the main street not far from the funiculare; the 'artigiani' here have hand-painted it all, and one...More

1  Thank TuscanWino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a farm villa outside of Certaldo and saw much of the modern town which is nice but not really impressive. The last day we were in Tuscany we finally visited Certaldo Alto which is the ancient town up on the hill above....More

Thank sisholm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original walled town is historic and has three museums.Easy to stroll around and plenty of places to eat and drink. The benefit is easy access to many of the other hill towns. Florence and Sienna are a quick train trip away.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Really a hidden treasure, authentic and quiet litte mountain village! Take the funicular (funicolare) up to the old city centre. Easy parking, just follow 'funicolare', 1.50 euro per ticket. It's such a fun experience for the whole family! The old town is very beautiful, and...More

Thank Wes B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Only small but provides great views and a selection of Restaurants to choose from. Certaldo proved a great base to visit Florence and Siena.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

1  Thank Marie D
Reviewed 23 August 2018 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.

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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
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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!