Certaldo, situated 201 feet high above the valley of the Elsa, was originally a castle of the Counts Alberti of Prato. In the thirteenth century it came
under the control of emerging Florence. Today, Certaldo is
known for the poet Giovanni Boccaccio, who died here in 1375.
walking tour in Certaldo is dedicated to the towns's three main attractions: the
Palazzo Pretorio, the Church of Saints Jacopo
and Filippo, the tomb of Boccaccio and
the Boccaccio-house, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the Elsa Valley.
Entrance fee: 6 €, 3 € groups with at least 25 people.
guided tour in Certaldo can be completed by a visit to the
BEGO in Castel Fiorentino
, a museum dedicated to the renaissance painter Benozzo Gozzoli.
Duration: 4 hrs (Certaldo Benozzo Gozzoli museum).
Entrance fee: 3 € per person.
For a full day tour in this area, you could combine our Certaldo tour with a guided tour in Volterra or alternatively with a tour in Vinci.