Certaldo, Province of Firenze, Tuscany, Italy

Certaldo is a small picturesque town on a hill about 35 m. S.S.W. from Florence, the home of the family of Giovanni Boccaccio, who died and was buried here in 1375. A statue of him was erected in the main square in 1875.


Population: about 15,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 50052 -- Phone Area Code: 0571

What to see

  • Boccaccio's house, of red brick, like the other old houses of the town, was restored in 1823 and fitted up with old furniture.
  • The Palazzo Pretorio, or Vicariale, the residence of the Florentine governors, with a picturesque facade and court adorned with coats of arms, and in the interior are various frescoes dating from the 13th to the 16th century.

Province of Firenze
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