Thursday, I took a short trip to Certaldo Alto, which translates to Upper Certaldo. It refers to the part of Certaldo that is high up on a hill and that overlooks Lower Certaldo. The difference between the two is that Certaldo Alto is the older, more medieval part of town. Some of the buildings in Certaldo Alto date back to the 12th Century.
The old road connecting Certaldo Basso to Certaldo Alto.
An old castle, now covered in moss. It reminds me of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads.
The big thing in Certaldo: the old castle, now a museum. They have a jazz fest going on and some musicians play in front of the castle.
The West side of the Certaldo Alto from the East side.
Italians. Gotta love ’em.
Anyhow, I’m off to farm in Volterra tomorrow.