Certaldo is the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio, and it is divided into the medieval castle located on top of the hill, and the modern town. The two centers are connected by a modern funicular railway, that offers a stunning view over the lower city.
The medieval village of Certaldo is enclosed in massive walls that preserved the original medieval look of this undiscovered gem of Tuscany. One of the tallest tower-house of Certaldo is Boccaccio’s House, a museum and archive dedicated to this illustrious poet, author of the Decameron. Not far there is the tiny and peculiar Nail’s Collection, collecting nails of any kind, dimension and usage.
Don’t miss the breathtaking view from Boccaccio’s House and from the windows of Palazzo Pretorio.