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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Certaldo, Italy your home away from home

A charming medieval town, Certaldo is located in the middle of the Val d’ Elsa, in the heart of delightful Tuscany. Just half an hour’s drive from Florence, Certaldo is divided between a walled Old Town and a modern residential suburb, giving visitors a great mix of art, history and culture and modern amenities. This also means that visitors can choose from holiday rental accommodation that ranges from beautifully restored cottages to modern apartments.

Things to do in Certaldo, Italy

The medieval old town (known as ‘Rione Castello’) is the main draw of Certaldo, and can be reached on foot or by cable car from the main piazza in just a few short minutes. Despite some damage during World War II, most of the stone buildings are well preserved, with many of the principal residences facing onto Via Boccaccio.

The name ‘Boccaccio’ refers to the famous Italian author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio. Certaldo was his home town, and you can visit his family home in the Rione Castello. The red brick house has been restored with traditional furniture. A statue of Boccaccio can also be admired in the main square.

Another restored residence worth a visit is the Palazzo Pretorio, the home of the Florentine governors, which houses a number of 13th-16th century frescoes. This is the highest building in town, and offers some great panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Certaldo is highly regarded for its festivals, with several held on an annual basis. The biggest and most famous is the Mecantia – a week-long celebration which attracts street performers and artists from all across Europe. A crafts and flea market is also held every Sunday.

Places to visit on holiday in Certaldo, Italy

Certaldo is conveniently located just 49km from Florence, 43km from Pisa, and 56km from Siena, meaning you are in an ideal position if you wish to get out of the countryside for a day or two. Closer to home, the Val d’Elsa region has many other towns and villages worth exploring, as well as almost endless rolling hills, heritage sights and great golfing opportunities.

Weather in Certaldo, Italy

The Val d’Elsa region draws many visitors during the summer, when temperatures average around 25C – meaning a hike around the hills or a walk around old towns such as Certaldo is an enjoyable experience, rather than a draining one. The crowds and temperatures drop during winter, but it is still warm enough to enjoy your stay. Rainfall stays between 50mm and 100mm every month, so heavy rain is unlikely to ruin your holiday rental in Certaldo.

Flights to Certaldo, Italy

Being just a short distance from the big cities, you have two man choices to get to your holiday accommodation in Certaldo. Peretola Airport, Florence (FLR) and Galileo Galilei International Airport, Pisa (PSA) are both within an hour’s drive to your destination, so by doing some bargain hunting you should be able to get a good deal.

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The experience was a chance of a lifetime. The property was situated on a bluff overlooking vi...

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Overall: The experience was a chance of a lifetime. The property was situated on a bluff overlooking vineyards and farmland. We could not have picked a better location. Enjoyed Most: The vista. Enjoyed Least: The plumbing! Surrounding Area: The rolling hills and countryside with incredible views. Nearby Events or Locales: The nearest small town was Sciano and it was within walking distance. The next bigger TownCity was Certaldo and that would have been a hike. Tips or Restaurants: At the property and maybe everywhere in Italy the WiFi is spotty. We brought a MiFi device and it worked wonderfully. We enjoyed much of the restaurants referred by the Hostess and found a hidden gem in Certaldo named Sal e Pepe Directions: I utilized Google Maps throughout our 2 week stay and traveled well over 2,500 km with a rental van and didn't miss a turn. The property is difficult to find your first time but fortunately you can't get lost because there is not much else around the property. Check In Out: We were greeted warmly upon arrival and our exit was equally well-accommodated.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 03, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Review for stay from 15 August 2015 to 22 August 2015

5 of 5
Sehr schön saniertes Objekt, mit einfacher, jedoch zweckmäßig ausgestatteter Ferienwohnung. Die Anfahrtsbeschreibung passt nicht ganz: die elektronische Schranke an der Zufahrt zur Altstadt ist nicht in Betrieb. Die Durchfahrt ist somit möglich, eine Abholung von dort wird nicht erfolgen. [English translation courtesy of Easy Reserve] Very nice renovated apartment, with simple, but functional equipment. The directions do not quite fit: the electronic barrier at the entrance to the old town is not in operation. The passage is thus possible, a pickup from there will not take place.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015