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House typical with garden in the medieval town of Certaldo Alto, near S. Gimignano, Firenze and Siena. Ideal for visit all the Tuscany

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Certaldo Alto, a small fascinating village, of medieval origin, is situated on the famous Chianti hill, in the province of Florence.

Certaldo is reach easily the major cultural cities in Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Pisa and Volterra and San Gimignano

Our holiday house "Il vecchio Forno" is situated in the very central Via Boccaccio, in a red-brick building dating back to 1200, a few steps from the Pretorian Palace; it was the ancient seat of Certaldo Alto bakerey, now transformed into a confortable house with old style furniture

A large living room will welcome you, with armchairs and TV set, which also serves as a dinning-room. From here you go into a hall with an ancient wardrobe and a sofa, from here you reach 2 double bed room and them into the bathroom with a shower. The kitchen also has a cooker with electric aven and a fridge.

But the most fascination part of this residence is it garden equipped with tables, chairs, deck-chairs and barbecue. The garden ends with a pergola over a tower which is part of ancient walls of Certaldo alto. All around, the green Chianti hills makes you full in a very unique atmosphere.

More Details

Antonio Posarelli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


Certaldo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fan
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Pétanque Court
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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(88 traveler reviews)

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House typical with garden in the medieval town of Certaldo Alto, near S. Gimignano, Firenze and Siena. Ideal for visit all the Tuscany
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 88 reviews

Antonia and his wife make you feel very welcoming even with the language barrier.

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was spacious and very clean. There is a lovely garden for you to sit/eat in with fabulous views. Certaldo alto is a very friendly village and the ice cream parlour opposite is lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mille grazie per l'ottima recensione sul vostro soggiorno a Certaldo e sulla nostra casa dove avete alloggiato. Laura ed io vi ringraziamo e saremo molto contenti di avervi ancora nostri ospiti, e di inviarci vostri amici. Sentitamente Antonio
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A wonderful experience in Certaldo Alto

  • 5 of 5

Dear Antonio and Laura,

Thank you for the allowing us to stay in your beautiful property in the heart of a truly medieval part of Certaldo.

The property offered everything we required including a lovely large garden at the rear, which has wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside.

It is a fantastic base for easy trips by train, from the centre of Certaldo to Florence and Siena and by car to San Gimignano.

We were also very lucky to experience the annual medieval dinner, which was spectacular to watch. The main street was lined both sides with tables and a feast was presented along with entertainment in medieval style with street performers, music and a fireworks display.

There are various types of bars and restuarants all within easy walking distance of the property.

We have many happy memories of our visit and hope to return in the future.

Kind regards

Roy and Judith Ellis

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mille grazie per la spontanea recensione, Laura ed io vi ricordiamo con piacere e saremo molto lieti di ospitarvi di nuovo da noi, contattateci se necessario. Grazie di nuovo Antonio
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Wonderful Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Antonio and Laura's apartment for 9 nights. My daughter is studying abroad in Certaldo Alto and I wanted to immerse myself in the Italian culture. My niece and I felt so comfortable in this apartment. We loved spending time in Certaldo Alto as well as taking day trips to various places via the train (so easy). The restaurants are wonderful there and not very expensive. I believe that Messer Boccacio had the best pizza in Italy! Antonio and Laura were so kind. Antonio met us at the train station as well as took us back when it was time to leave. They were such wonderful hosts and so helpful and kind. The beds were comfortable and there is so much room in this apartment. It has a full kitchen and nice bathroom. They have a washer that they welcome you to use. The added bonus is the beautiful backyard that overlooks Certaldo Basso and the beautiful countryside. The only glitch we had was that did not realize that he needed to be paid cash....this was an easy fix because there was a bancomat in town. I would highly recommend this place for and enjoyable relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissima Angel, molte grazie per la sua ottima e spontanea recensione, Laura ed io siamo molto contenti di averla avuta come ospite nella nostra casa, che sarà sempre a sua disposizione come per gli amici che ci vorrà inviare. Grazie mille Antonio
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Certaldo Alto è pieno d'a...

  • 5 of 5

Certaldo Alto è pieno d'atmosfera, sopratutto la Via Boccaccio, dove si trova il Vecchio Forno,una casa vacanze perfetta con un giardino bellissimo et una terrazza che dà sulla campagna. Abbiamo molto apprezzato l'accoglienza calorosa di Antonio e Laura, anche i consigli.Un vero paradiso!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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My family and I (3 childr...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (3 children) found Antonio and Laura’s Certaldo Alto’s apartment wonderful, clean and very comfortable. We were greeted by Antonio upon our arrival. He helped us with our luggage and showed us through the apartment. Antonio was kind enough to show me around Certaldo Alto and where to park the car. His tour also included a little history of Certaldo Alto and its people.

Antonio’s description of the apartment on Homelidays was conscience and the photos depicted the apartment accurately. I strongly recommend the apartment and would certainly consider returning to say next time we are in Italy.

Warm regards...Robbert

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"This is a fantastic plac...

  • 5 of 5

"This is a fantastic place to stay. Excellent value for money and Antonio and Laura, the very accommodating and helpful owners, are right next door. Next time we will go in summer so that we can enjoy the garden."

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Galileo Galilei Pisa - A Vespucci Firenze
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Certaldo Alto
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
A1 Firenze-Impruneta
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Tirrenia/Marina di Pisa
Car: recommended

By Car: from the exit of highway (A1) at Florence Certosa on your right you find the highway Flrence-Siena; exit at Poggibonsi Nord and follow the direction Certaldo and you find the way to Certaldo Alto.

By train: Certaldo is on the Florence-Siena railway line, once tha station, go straight on along the central street leading to the funicular which will take you just into Via Boccaccio

It is beautifull dinner in the gardin under the verandah with the sunset of the sun behind the Chianti hilles, or in the restaurants of Certaldo Alto.

In summer Certaldo Alto is many thetres musicales end enogastronomiques feasts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento, se necessario, in base alla stagione, da pagare al proprietario.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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