This little Tuscan town is on top of a high hill in the middle of the countryside. The Medieval city centre is the good place for a nice and relaxing walking tour. It can easily be reached with the local funicular that connects the modern part of the city downhill with the old one uphill.
The author of the famous Decameron novels, Giovanni Boccaccio was born there. Certaldo is the place where he wanted to be buried as well, so much he loved it!
In the city centre you can visit his house, which is now a museum, while the tomb of the poet is inside the nearby church of Saints Jacopo and Filippo.
Under the rule of the Florentine Republic, Certaldo became the seat of a Vicarage having its seat inside the most famous monument of the town: the Palazzo Pretorio.
One of the most beautiful Renaissance paintings can be admired in Certaldo: the Tabernacle of Giustiziati, by Benozzo Gozzoli. Don't miss it!