Have you ever heard about Certaldo before?
Maybe because the renowned writer & poet Giovanni Boccaccio – The Decameron’s author – was born here …..https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Boccaccio
and its home museum so interesting to visit http://www.casaboccaccio.it/ with books & even old shoes dated 1300 and aspectacular view from the tower over the hamlet that till today maintained its old façades in red bricks & its hisorical palaces &Church
…..or maybe because of its special delicious red onion called “Certaldo ‘s Onion ” an excellent product under SlowFood Presidia ….http://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-presidia/certaldo-onion/ even Boccaccio wrote about it in one if his novel!
….or maybe because of its annual summer event since 1987 , Mercantia http://www.mercantiacertaldo.it/php/home.php?lang=it with its multicolours street artists & the amazing live show in its narrow streets…
….maybe just because of its original hand painted ceramics & potteries by www.artesiaceramica.it & its classes to learn how to make them?
….or maybe because of its artistic cappuccinos & espresso coffee made by Caffè Boccaccio http://www.barboccaccio.it/wordpress/ ?
Soooo many places to visit here and goodies…..to taste!
I had a great lunch with typical Tuscan dishes by www.tavernaanticafonte.it and www.ristoranteacasatua.it
Medieval dancers around our table with a fantastic music appeared to me as in a dream! https://associazioneculturaleipotesiteatrale.wordpress.com/
Or maybe have you heard about the original Nail Museum?
or for sure , you heard about Vicari’s palace, so beautiful with its cots of arms & its courtyard
or maybe for Silvia Borgogni printmaking workshop? www.silviaborgogni.it
maybe you would love to bring home some delicious souvenir and so…let stop by La Dolce Vita !where life is really sweet 😋☺️😉 or having a great cooking experience by wwwcucinagiuseppina.com
Think I told you enough for now to invite you to visit Certaldo as it is a gem in the countryside between Florence & Siena & just 10 km from the most well known San Gimignano.
Don’t miss it if you want to see a real Tuscan hamlet !👍🔝😉
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Another gem indeed! Love learning about more of beautiful Tuscany through your eyes!
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