The House of Boccaccio in Certaldo

The residence of one of Italian literature’s greatest writers

The building, which according to historical documents was the native home of Giovanni Boccaccio, still has its original medieval structure. It was re-built in the same style following the damage done to it during WWII. The museum-home was opened to the public with the aim of further promoting Boccaccio’s life and work. It displays furniture, decorative elements and informational placards that document the life and writings of this literary maestro.

Opening Hours:
April 1 to October 31, 2009: Monday to Sunday, from 9:30am to 1:30om and 2:30pm to 7pm.

Ticket Price:
Full 4.50€; reduced 3.10€; groups of 15 or more 1.50€.
Ticket to enter three museums in Certaldo: full 6€; reduced 4€.

Disabled Access:
Not accessible to the disabled.

Via Boccaccio
Tel.: 0571664208; 0571661265
E-mail: info@casaboccaccio.it, cultura.@comune.certaldo.fi.it
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