It is certainly not difficult to find the symbol of the village of Certaldo: Giovanni Boccaccio was born here, who used these words to describe the village: 'Certaldo is a castle in our countryside, which, although small, was already inhabited by noble men and wealthy people'. The village still tells the story of the great poet, first of all in the house that housed him during his last years of life and in the church of Saints Jacopo and Filippo, located in Certaldo Alta, where his remains lie. But the soul of this immense writer is everywhere: every glimpse, every corner, every house seems pervaded by his spirit, as if a character from one of his works had just passed through there. In particular, the 'castel' mentioned by Boccaccio is the heart of the village, an ideal place for those who love art and history. Finally, after having breathed in the air of culture and storytelling in this village, its lower part is also worth a visit, a place linked to the nearby Via Francigena, a place of spirituality and pilgrimages.