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Certaldo, Province of Firenze, Tuscany

Certaldo is a small picturesque town on a hill about 35 km. 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.

Info

  • Altitude: 67 m above sea-level
  • Population: about 16,000 inhabitants in 2016
  • Zip/postal code: 50052
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0571
  • Patron Saint: San Tommaso apostolo, celebrated on 3 July
  • Frazioni & Localities: Bagnano, Fiano, Marcialla, Sciano.

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.
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