Best Photography Locations in Certaldo

Certaldo is a country in Tuscany located half way between Florence and Siena, in the center of Val d’Elsa. It was part of one of the numerous fortifications made by Alberti throughout the Val d’Elsa, to avoid the expanding policy of the Florentine Republic. From the numerous archaeological finds recovered in the surrounding areas, we know that the origins of the village are Etruscan. It seems that the country was built on the remains of an agricultural village. The first official documents date back to 1100, in which Frederick Barbarossa refers to the site as the Castle of Certaldum. Given its strategic importance to the passage in the area of ​​the Francigena Street, it led to the construction of a feudal fortification. From the village you can reach the highest part of the country, Certaldo Alto.

This is the ancient part, perfectly preserved, and certainly one that deserves a visit from the visitor who comes to Tuscany. The predominant color is the orange one, typical brick color covering most of the houses and palaces of Certaldo Alto. The Tuscan hamlet is a line of alleys that cross the main road. There are notable monuments such as the Church of Saints Tommaso and Prospero, of medieval origin and today devoted. Like other villages in the area the country is really a jewel. The houses have colored doors, which are often accessed with a series of steps. On the facade of each house open windows with balconies rich in colorful flowers.

So many typical places where to eat and drink. All around the promontory that houses the inhabited center, the land is cultivated with vineyards or grain fields. Certainly less touristy than most popular places such as San Gimignano or Montepulciano, this place does not disappoint those who visit it. As soon as you walk into the small hamlet, we are in the main street leading to Palazzo Pretorio. This is the seat of the commune, where the civil marriages of many couples, both Italian and foreign, are celebrated. The particularity of Palazzo Pretorio is that the ceremony takes place in the open air. The court that is just past the entrance door hosts hundreds of weddings each year. The place is really impressive, with its decorated walls, a small well on the back of the court. The palace has a museum inside and has interesting contemporary exhibitions. Once the ceremony has ended, the couple wanting to make a photo service can walk past the garden and reach the walls, with views of the Tuscan countryside.

 

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