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Certaldo Alto Pictures

By January 20, 2006

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Certaldo Alto is a medieval hilltown with Etruscan roots in Tuscany between Florence and Siena. It's historic center is compact and easy to walk around but you must park your car outside the center and walk up a bit of a hill to enter. Like many medieval hilltowns, a modern town has been built below the old Certaldo and alto refers to Certaldo Alto's position on the hill or above the modern town. The whole town is beautifully constructed of red bricks. Certaldo Alto was the home of Boccaccio, author of Il Decamerone, written in 1351, and you can visit his house. Take a look at our Pictures of Certaldo Alto.

Certaldo Alto is worth a day trip although you can spend the night here as well. Find out more about Certaldo Alto with our Certaldo Alto Travel Resources.
April 7, 2011 at 1:11 am
(1) carol j. says:

stayed here in mid march.exceptional location.apartmrnt very nice…views amazing.highly reccommend this location.

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