Tavarnelle Val di Pesa -The
village of Tavarnelle has Roman origins which is named
after the ancient taverns offering accommodation and refreshment
located along the road which linked Florence to Siena and
thence to Rome.
The present town has a quite recent
urban aspect as a result of the union of the three medieval
villages: Tavarnelle, Mocale and Borghetto.
The territory of Tavernelle, like the entire Chianti district,
has a particularly rich heritage of rural building: churches,
oratories, chapels, villas and farms.
In the town itself, of particular interest is the church
of Santa Lucia al Borghetto, a rare example of local Gothic
architecture. In the immediate vicinity, the interior of the
Romanesque parish church of San Pietro in Bossolo contains
interesting works of art. The Museo di Arte Sacra has been
set up in the clergy house: among the paintings displayed,
the most precious is a thirteenth-century panel portraying
the Madonna and Child attributed to Meliore.
Unfortunately few traces remain of
the medieval constructions as the village was frequently pillaged
during that period.
Where is Tavarnelle Val di Pesa: is located in the
south of Florence province, on the border with the province
of Siena and the Chianti area
How to reach Tavarnelle Val di Pesa: From Florence
direction south Siena, exit Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.
Nearby: Visit The Chianti area, Barberino val d' Elsa
Distances: Florence 28 Km - Siena 41 Km - Arezzo 91
Correct name is Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Common mistakes are Tavernelle, Tavanelle, Tavanella,