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Tognazzi Holiday House - Casa Giglio - Medieval village of Certaldo Alto

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The ground floor apartment with private entrance can accommodate 5 people

Charming and welcoming apartment located in the medieval village of Certaldo Alto (the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio), in the heart of Tuscany, a few kilometers from Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra.

The apartment, on the ground floor with private entrance, has a kitchen / living room with sofa bed, two double bedrooms with panoramic view and two bathrooms, both equipped with shower.

Possibility of extra bed for children.

Pets allowed.

Certaldo is located in a strategic position, ideal for quickly reach all major tourist attractions of Tuscany.

Certaldo is best known for being the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio, author of the Decameron (is open to visitors the house where he lived), and for its famous festivals including Mercantia, Boccaccesca and dinners medieval street.

A Certaldo Alto you can also sit on a terrace or in the typical streets of the village and taste wines and traditional Tuscan cuisine.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Certaldo in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms enjoy an excellent panoramic view. The 2nd bedroom has a private bathroom inside the room. In the living room there is a sofa bed to a queen.
  • Television
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Tognazzi Holiday House - Casa Giglio - Medieval village of Certaldo Alto
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Really lovely and relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in the old medieval town. Views of San Gimignano and Tuscan hills from the front door step. Great stay and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, Canada

Well appointed flat in a unique historic village.

  • 5 of 5

A family of 4, we spent 4 nights at this property in Certaldo Alto, a small, historically proud village above the otherwise unexceptional small farming town of Certaldo. The host, Veronica has equipped the flat with everything you might need for a comfortable stay (fans, WiFi, well equipped kitchen, etc) but with at least 6 excellent and reasonably priced restaurants in the village and all within a few hundred meters, we had a hard time cooking for ourselves!

This is a pedestrian only town, although Veronica will help you bring your car inside the walls when you arrive to drop off your gear. Our children were very happy there and ranked it as 'one of the best' of the places we stayed at while in Italy. We made one trip to town to go to the public pool the first afternoon, just to cool down and get a feel for the other Certaldo. This is also an excellent base to explore the area; we chose San Gimignano and Lucca (not quite local), and caught Siena on the way out when we headed further south.

As luck would have it, we left the morning of the day the big annual street festival Mercantia started. We heard enough rave reviews from people both in and out of Certaldo that we made a separate trip back one evening just to check it out. Definitely, if you are in Tuscany in July, check out Mercantia.

Overall, a great experience in Certaldo Alto and staying in Veronica's flat.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment in a wonderful old city

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was quaint and nice for a short visit. We loved this village on the hill. The drive up is spectacular. It also is easily accessible vie cable car. The aprtment was tight for 2 couples but it worked well. I also want to thank Virginia for helping get reservations for our nephew at another apartment in the village. Everybody was so nice and we loved the location for trips to Florence, Volterra, Siena and San Gimignano.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cutest little cottage home in a mideval village, with very nice views of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very friendly and met us up at the funicolor so we could easily find the house. Perfect get away home with nice views including a legit nearby castle. How cool is that!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairytale experience

  • 5 of 5

Very unique experience which was enjoyed by all of us. Veronica was very accommodating responded to my emails and texts. This village only has 10 restaurants which made the experience even more unique, quaint and romantic. I would highly recommend this house to all and would love to come back soon.🍷󭰼򋧮🇹򎐽򐈀

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a medieval Etruscan town.

  • 5 of 5

So much history and energy run through this town and apartment. We enjoyed our stay in Certaldo. There were two concerts in town and a few fairytale weddings that we came across. The bedrooms were big and the bathrooms were clean and efficient. Veronica was very helpful with getting our bearings and the bottle of wine was a nice touch. We loved the cats that roamed the town and occasionally our apartment, lol. The views were spectacular and we enjoyed sipping our wine watching the sun go down over the Tuscan hills. The kitchen was perfect for us as we cooked six out of seven dinners. Our one dinner out at Osteria del Vicario was phenomenal. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. The local wine bar was teeming with younger locals in the evening and the owners were very nice to us. Great selection. We highly recommend this apartment and Certaldo Alto for someone who wants to experience real Tuscan living.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar Boccaccio
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Taverna 'L'antica Fonte'
Nearest Ski
108 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

CERTALDO ALTO, rare example of medieval town still intact, in the heart of Val d'Elsa, has a very important recognition such as the orange flag of the Italian Touring Club, eco-tourism / environment of great value. Certaldo Alto stands on top of a hill bordered by cypress trees, alleys, towers and castles of another time, with a unique panorama that surrounds it. The village, between moss and stone, clay crumbled and torches on the walls of red brick, is still enclosed in the three ancient gates of the past: Porta Alberti, Porta al Sole and Porta al Rivellino, still well preserved. A Certaldo Alto, home of Giovanni Boccaccio, author of the Decameron, you can visit the house where the writer lived, now a museum that houses works and objects that belonged to the famous poet. The most representative monument of the village is undoubtedly Praetorian Palace, dating from the twelfth century, former residence of the Counts Alberti and later home to all Vicars that over the centuries there have ruled. On the facade of the Palazzo you can in fact recognize the emblems, marble and terracotta, with the image of each family that has been in power. Impactful are the Prisons Criminals, inside of which you can still recognize graffiti and testimonies of prisoners who spent long periods without seeing sunlight. Of particular interest is the garden of the palace that houses the contemporary artwork of Hidetoshi Nagasawa 'The garden of tea'. The adjacent Church of Saints Thomas and Prospero preserves very important work: the fresco of the 'Tabernacle of the executed' by Benozzo Gozzoli. In the Church of Saints James and Philip, however, they found the tomb of Boccaccio and the urn of Blessed Giulia, figure as important for the citizens of the place. From the church it leads to the Convent of the Augustinians, with a particularly beautiful Romanesque cloister, from which you get to the cell where the Blessed Giulia spent many years of his life. Reachable from Certaldo Alto, through a professional 'way of life', is the Park Hill of Canonica, equipped with hiking trails, barbecue areas, and large green lawns. A few kilometers from Certaldo, visiting the Church of San Lazzaro in Lucardo, in Lombard Romanesque style, you can enjoy an unforgettable view.

San Gimignano, a medieval town surrounded by walls, is famous worldwide come'La City of Torri'ed is UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Volterra is the oldest village in Tuscany, where you can still taste the atmosphere of a time, between monuments and unspoiled landscapes.

PISA is known worldwide for its Square of Miracles, which houses the famous Leaning Tower.

Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, houses important artistic treasures. Here is nice to walk in the old town, on the river bank, to dwell on the Ponte Vecchio, or enjoy a breathtaking view from Piazzale Michelangelo.

VINCI, Orange Flag of the Touring Club, is known as the city of Leonardo Da Vinci. Here you can visit the house where he lived, the church where he was baptized, the Leonardo Museum and Library.

Siena is famous for its Piazza del Campo, the shell shape, in which is held the Palio, is coming in July and August.

CHIANTI offers unique landscapes, characterized by hills, vineyards and olive groves, small villages, churches and farmhouses. The Chianti landscapes are reproduced in postcards and calendars around the world.

Monteriggioni is a fortified village remained intact, as if time had never passed.

Montepulciano, home of wine 'Nobile', features Renaissance palaces, ancient churches and a boundless view.

The harmonious Pienza, the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni, the famous Montalcino can be reached in a short time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Certaldo, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Media stagione
24 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Alta stagione
1 Jun 2018 - 10 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festival di Mercantia
11 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Alta Stagione
16 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Media Stagione
8 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Bassa Stagione
5 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Natale, Capodanno, Epifania
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

fornitura biancheria £17.53
Pet Fee £0
spese per pulizie finali £26.3
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Supplemento riscaldamento dal 15/10 al 15/04: euro 5,00 per notte, non incluso nelle tariffe, da pagare in loco.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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