Just a short journey from Florence is the enchanting town of Certaldo, where Boccaccio was born.
You can visit the birthplace museum of the great writer and poet, with its tower and loggia. It is home to the National Boccaccio Study Centre and a specialist library.
The most interesting area of the town is unquestionably the upper part, which is known as Certaldo Alto. It is famous throughout Europe for its perfectly conserved medieval town layout, with narrow streets and little squares scattered here and then.