Rooms Val d'Elsa • Guesthouse Boccaccio

Everyone who will arrive in Val d'Elsa from North will be surprised by the green hill on the left side with a Medieval village of red bricks on the top.

It's the old Certaldo and thanks to its walls and to its position it has not been contaminated by the urban development. Here it is still possible to feel and to breathe a medieval air. Giovanni Boccaccio lived here in 1375.
And it is here, where Boccaccio spent the last period of his life, that you can find the Guesthouse Boccaccio, just inside the Stiozzi Ridolfi Palace (XIV century). The medieval town is just outside the door and from here you can have a beautiful sight of the valley by enjoying nice landscapes which won't be easily forgotten.
All this without renouncing to the comfort we usually have, by using a nice and equipted structure which is able to satisfy everybody.

Right on the square there is the Stiozzi Ridolfi Palace (XIV cent.) with its facade made of bricks and with elegant arcades full of terracotta decorations.
The palace still has some medieval signs such as the windows and the battlements.
It is also composed by the great door (XVI cent.) and by two towers, one in the front and the other on Costa Alberti.
The Palace has been completely restored by respecting its original structure. The interior court (XIII cent.) is very interesting with columns and capitals in tufaceous stone.
The atmosphere is elegant and refined and it's possible to spend here very quiet holidays.
Just behind the hill there is a big park that includes the road which turns around the walls, closed in 1896. And it is here, in this country-side that in Summer we still can see fireflies shining in fields.

Available in Guesthouse Boccaccio

  • American coffee maker
  • Bathroom linen
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bed linen
  • Bidet
  • Cooking area
  • Dishes
  • Double bed
  • Double bed + cot
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internal stairs
  • Iron
  • Juicer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen with hob
  • Oven
  • Rooms with view
  • Safe
  • Sofa bed
  • TV
  • Weekly linen change
  • Autonomous heating
  • Cleaning on departure
  • Security

Accomodations Guesthouse Boccaccio

Our apartments have been fully restored by following the standards of the Palace.
Spending the days in an ambience of tranquillity in an old medieval village. Here you'll find an invitation to return to past times by dreaming of time lazily passing by, as you admire nature and all the antique testimonies which only our village and the surrounding countryside can offer

Apartment Emilia (4+1): 
Just entering you can admire the tastefully designed ambience full of small particulars which will let your stay be unforgottable. Every room of this apartment has a woodem beamed ceiling. The Emilia apartment is composed by two double rooms, a kitchen and a living room. Some skylights let the sun enter here by creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere. One of the two bedrooms has a beautiful sight on the court of the palace. The other one has a window opening on the roof by offering a very nice foreshortening. The apartment has a bathroom with a shower.
Possibility of adding 1 bed for one child .

Apartment NEFILE (2+2): 
By entering we can admire the wide living-room with the kitchen, the wooden beamed ceiling, the wide window opening on Canonica Park, a beautiful example of natural landscape.
Here you can relax in total tranquillity.
The apartment has a double room and a bathroom with shower.
Everything has been carefully created to offer an unforgottable stay.

Apartment ELISSA ( 2+3): 
When you enter, you soon see the wooden beamed ceiling and the light entering from three big windows which lighten the wide living-room with kitchen. From one of the three windows it is possible to see, in distance, the shape of San Gimignano, which is only 13 km. far from here.
This apartment is composed by a double room with two big windows opening on Canonica Park and on the lower new Certaldo. It has a bathroom with shower. 

Apartment DELFINA ( 2+2):
This apartment is located at about 50 mt. from the Guesthouse Boccaccio in Palazzo Stiozzi Ridolfi but always in the medieval town of Certaldo Alto.
It has a wide sitting-room with a well equipped kitchen (complete with crockery, cutlery, pans etc...), a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
In the sitting-room thre's a sofabed that becomes a double-bed. It is ok for a couple or for a couple with 1-2 children.
It has been recently restructured and its classical furnitures give a warm and relaxing touch to the ambience to spend a relaxing period there. Everithing is well studied to spend here nice and relaxing holiday days.

How to reach Guesthouse Boccaccio

by train:
From Florence: line Firenze-Empoli-Siena.
From Pisa: line Pisa-Firenze till Empoli, then line to Siena
From Siena: line Siena-Empoli-Firenze

by car:
From Firenze and from Pisa:
Speedway Firenze-Pisa-Livorno (FI-PI-LI),
exit Ginestra, then go to Montespertoli, Castelfiorentino.
Speedway Firenze-Pisa-Livorno (FI-PI-LI) exit Empoli Ovest, from here
SS429 in Val d'Elsa direction Castelfiorentino-Siena.
From Siena: Motorway to Firenze, exit Poggibonsi, follow direction to Certaldo.

by bus:
Empoli-Gambassi Terme-Montaione-Certaldo
Firenze - Volterra - Empoli - Montespertoli

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