Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and depart for Certaldo. Today, you will embark on an authentic journey to discover the hidden gems of Tuscany. Leave behind the crowds and long lines at tourist attractions and immerse yourself in the true Tuscan atmosphere.

Certaldo, a charming ancient village with roots dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, sits atop a hill near Via Francigena. Take your time to explore the historical center, strolling along the main street called “Via Boccaccio,” which is adorned with the town’s principal buildings. Certaldo is the hometown of Giovanni Boccaccio, the renowned author of “The Decameron” and a prominent figure in Renaissance literature. His house, which has been rebuilt after World War II, now serves as a museum. At the end of Via Boccaccio, you’ll encounter the impressive Palazzo del Pretorio, which has hosted a long line of Vicars since the Florentines’ conquest. The facade of the palace is particularly evocative, adorned with numerous coats of arms, many of which were created by the Florentine ceramic craftsman family, Della Robbia.

Your day trip continues to another hilltop town along the Via Francigena: San Miniato. This town, with its strategic position from Roman times to the present day, boasts a rich history and is known for its traditional craftsmanship in leather and local delicacies, such as the renowned truffle known as the White Gold. Explore the picturesque streets and marvel at the impressive buildings surrounding Piazza della Repubblica. From there, you can make your way to the Duomo, featuring a blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements. If you’re up for a short climb, you can also visit the Rocca of Frederick II, which was rebuilt after World War II.

As you make your way back to Florence, you have the option to choose from the following activities:

  • Horseback riding in the countryside.
  • Visit a pottery workshop and its showroom.
  • Take a pottery lesson and create your own ceramic object.

At the end of the tour, a comfortable drive will return you to your original location.

Duration

8h approx

Availability

Seasonal period April – October. After the season, the availability of the various suppliers must be checked

Max partecipant per booking

Private Service

Starting time

Usually pick up time 09.00 am. It is possible to customize it according to the customer’s request

MEETING POINT

  • Pick Up at Your location in the center of Florence.
  • Pick Up area of 10 km from the center of Florence.

RETURN DETAILS

  • Drop Off: Same location where the pick up was made.

INCLUDED

  • Private vehicle.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Water on board.
  • Tolls.
  • Parking.
  • Lugguage Handling.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Everything not written under “Included”.

OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES

  • Full Day personal Guide 320,00€.
  • Wine Tasting and Light Lunch in Winery 50,00€ per person.
  • Horseback Riding (1 hour) 70,00€.
  • Pottery Lab and showroom visit 70,00€ per party.
  • Pottery Lesson (max 4 people 100,00€ per person.