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Chiesa dei Santissimi Jacopo e Filippo

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Double whammy: Boccaccio's gravesite in center aisle & a saint's openly visible remains

For many unaccustomed to such a stark reminder of life's transient aspects, seeing the remains of... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
preglad
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Of interest, if in the area

Seeing the remains of the Blessed Julia are certainly of interest, as is the carved tomb of... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
cravingescape
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11 May 2018
“Of interest, if in the area”
20 Apr 2016
“Double whammy: Boccaccio's gravesite in center aisle & a saint's openly visible remains”
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Piazza Santi Jacopo E Filippo, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Seeing the remains of the Blessed Julia are certainly of interest, as is the carved tomb of Boccaccio (with the red onion of Certaldo). All part of the charm of the village

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

For many unaccustomed to such a stark reminder of life's transient aspects, seeing the remains of Saint Julia can be a bit offsetting. However it's a common enough cultural phenomenon in southern Europe. I remember seeing hundreds of skeletons in the catacombs of the Appian...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Essentially Romanesque with Renaissance touches. The grave monument of the Blessed Tomaso is a touch gruesome. The chief reason for visiting -- unless you wish to worship there -- is that it contains the grave of Boccaccio, who was born and died here.

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