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A visit to the Palazzo Pretorio is not to be missed when in Certaldo Alto. With its prime location... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
wonderful tea house inside

Beautiful place to visit ! Inside a lot of ancient pieces - one hour to visit very well- Inside a... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Rome, Italy
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“certaldo alto”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Palazzo Pretorio is not to be missed when in Certaldo Alto. With its prime location overlooking the main street, it is easy to find, and it's interesting to walk around the historical, if slightly worn, original interiors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank amarcord83
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Beautiful place to visit ! Inside a lot of ancient pieces - one hour to visit very well- Inside a very nice home tea with installation

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank accabacca
Reviewed 11 July 2018

And we were lucky enough to get married in the courtyard! It is most definitely a 'hidden gem' (as another reviewer said), in an oasis of calm. The complete opposite of San Gimignano and let's hope it stays that way! Catch the Funicular from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravellerOxford
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Certaldo is not a very touristic town, yet its castle is magnificent. Several nice restaurants inside the castle walls and some true historic places.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank joep252016
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Certaldo itself feels like it is off the main tourist radar, certainly so when we visited in early June. Having caught the funicular up to the old town we thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the old buildings, including parts used as courts and cells. An inscription...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank owenxxxx
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

The Palazzo was originally the home of the counts of Alberti. Apparently it is frequently used nowadays as an exhibition centre but at the time of writing there wasn’t anything being displayed. You can take a stroll through and admire some of the frescoes, the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank angiec670
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Whilst there is nothing outstanding, it is interesting to track the many uses of the palace over the years. The collection of crests on the wall is unusual. I quite enjoyed the food themed art collection that was on display in April too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cravingescape
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited with our children having got married here many years ago. It is a beautiful setting for a wedding and our children enjoyed visiting too. It is less busy at spring time than in the summer.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Visited here June 2017 with good friends. We enjoyed walking around the palazzo and Certaldo Alto through all of the little shops and had a great pizza at one shop before leaving.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mef527
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Certaldo for 4 nights and stayed in a bnb right opposite to the palazzo. It's a small medieval palace with some interesting art and artifacts. I enjoyed seeing the structure of the building and getting a better idea of life in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Megan L
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Response from fayewinter |
We got married at the palazzo pretorio certaldo alto in 2013 and it was Amazing! We hired a wedding planner to organise everything and help us translate from Italian to English!