Not far from Florence, in the Val d'Elsa, Certaldo is located, the city of art homeland of the famous Boccaccio, Italian writer and poet who lived in the 1300s alongside the other great literary era, Dante Alighieri.
But here we will talk about literature, but the beauty of this village, which has even got the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club, and urgently needs to be visited!
Also, be aware that there is a free guide on smartphones that accompanies you in Certaldo Alto with the innovative touch screen!
Certaldo Alto you can visit at any time of the day or night, with a bilingual guide, Italian and English, free of charge, on their mobile phones. The "design qr code" was made by the City of Certaldo.
Here's how the app works
At the station of the funicular up the leader board informs tourists can visit Certaldo Alto with a run in 8 stages: at each stage will find a sign with a historical text by Francesca Allegri and a fine watercolor by Massimo Tosi.
These cards - a first information clear and accessible to anyone - are extracted from the famous guidebook "Certaldo" Federighi publishers, which you can download, step by step, on your smartphone. It will be enough to photograph the qrcode (bar code square, readable by smartphones with a variety of applications) and access via the internet to the appropriate sections of the site of the municipality of Certaldo optimized for mobile devices.
The circuit is composed of the Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Stiozzi Ridolfi Palace, House Boccaccio, Church of Saints James and Philip, the Praetorian Palace, Church of San Tommaso e Prospero, Door and Gate Revellino Alberti. Those who wish to further deepen the argument can also download the full guide in ebook format, cost 5.99 Euros, or buy it on paper, 10 €, at the bookshop.
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