JOGGING, TREKKING AND NORDIC WALKING Just outside Certaldo, the Parco Collinare Canonica offers a variety of paths through extraordinary landscapes. There are also picnic areas and games for children.
CYCLING Certaldo magnificent landscapes to explore by bike. You can request a bike rental at the Castello Hotel and get directions on the best itineraries to follow.
COOKING CLASSES Discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine prepared in the region most appreciated for simple and refined flavors is the best way to get in touch with the culture of this land. It will be a 360-degree experience: from the purchase of fresh products in the market to the preparation of the dishes, up to the final tasting.
TASTING OF WINE AND OIL The only problem here is choosing which vineyard to try! There is a plethora of producers of wine, oil, cheese and other products of the highest quality where to make tastings and guided tours, from family businesses to the most important international companies.
TRUFFLE HUNTING An immersion in nature and in the world of truffles led by expert truffle hunters: you will experience everything from hunting to tasting, while learning the details of this mushrooms characteristics and why it is so precious.
EXCURSIONS ON HORSEBACK Walking, hHking or Trekking Travel for one or more days on horseback through the Tuscan hills through uncontaminated landscapes that offer breathtaking views to experience Tuscany in the most authentic way.
VESPA STYLE TOUR on a 1960’s style Vespa. Different itineraries every day, through country roads, vineyards and olive trees, sunflowers and wheat fields, you will visit some beautiful medieval villages and stop to take pictures of the most beautiful Tuscan landscapes.
MOTORBIKE itineraries for all lovers of the ups and downs and typical sweet hairpin bends of Tuscany, traveling alone or with friends, you will be able to better appreciate the feelings of freedom that the journey in motion offers combined with the mild climate and wonderful views Tuscan.
HOT AIR BALLOON Experience the magic of a balloon flight in Tuscany, discover the hills of Chianti from another perspective, flying over the treasures of Tuscany, a unique and unforgettable experience, an original gift.
The Hotel il Castello staff is at your disposal for information and booking of tours and activities.
FESTIVALS IN CERTALDO
The second and third Saturday of June a‘A CENA DA MESSERE GIOVANNI’ is hosted in town, the medieval themed dinner takes place on two long tables that run the length of the main street and is illuminated by torches.
In the third week of July for five days MERCANTIA,is celebrated. It is an international festival with theater, music, dance, artisans, acrobats and jokers. The entire town is transformed into an outside theater.
Tra luglio e agosto ha luogo JAZZ IN THE CASTLE, rassegna che accoglie i più illustri esponenti del jazz internazionale.
A settembre si svolge CALAMBUR, manifestazione ispirata al gioco dei tarocchi che al suo centro ha la sfida tra i rioni di Certaldo.
Nel primo fine settimana di ottobre si svolge BOCCACCESCA, rassegna di prodotti tipici e dell’ enogastronomia locale. Un vero e proprio viaggio alla scoperta dei gusti e dei sapori della Toscana e non solo, con tantissimi stand enogastronomici di prodotti locali.
Even without events Certaldo is fascinating and you can enjoy its atmosphere by calmly strolling the streets of downtown or stopping in local shops to taste the delicacies of the area.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any other information or to book your experience in Certaldo!