Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa is a former comune (municipality) and since 2019 a frazione of Barberino Tavarnelle in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Florence.

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Pieve of San Pietro in Bossolo
Pieve of San Pietro in Bossolo
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa is located in Italy
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Location of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa in Italy
Coordinates: 43°33′N 11°10′E / 43.550°N 11.167°E / 43.550; 11.167
Country Italy
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
 • Total57.0 km2 (22.0 sq mi)
378 m (1,240 ft)
 (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total7,346
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tavarnellini: Frazioni: Sambuchini, Sandonatini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code055
Patron saintSt. Lucy
Saint dayDecember 13
WebsiteOfficial website



The main attraction of the territory of Tavarnelle is the Badia di Passignano (Abbey of Passignano), a monastery existing from the High Middle Ages.[2]

Other sights include:

  • Church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto, part of a Franciscan monastery known from 1260. The church is an example of Gothic architecture.
  • Gothic church of Madonna della Neve, with 14th-15th-century frescoes.
  • Church of Santa Maria del Carmine al Morrocco (15th century)
  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie a Pietracupa, founded in 1596, with a Madonna image frescoed by Paolo Schiavo.
  • Pieve of San Pietro in Bossolo, a Romanesque church known from 990, housing works from Roman, Byzantine and Florentine schools.
  • Villa di Spoiano, renaissance villa between Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and Barberino Val d'Elsa
  • Villa di Poggio Petroio, outside the town.
  • The pieve of San Donato in Poggio (12th century), in Romanesque style, with a basilica plan with a nave and two aisles and three apses. It houses a baptism shell by Giovanni della Robbia (1513) and a triptych by Giovanni del Biondo (1375).
  • Bridge over the Pesa River in the frazione of Sambuca.

Tignano is a fortified hamlet whose church of San Romolo houses a terracotta tabernacle by Giovanni della Robbia.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Hornik, Heidi J. (2009). Michele Tosini and the Ghirlandaio Workshop in Cinquecento Florence. Sussex Academic Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-84519-186-3.