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
|Metropolitan city||Florence (FI)|
|• Total||57.0 km2 (22.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||378 m (1,240 ft)|
(1 January 2007)
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Tavarnellini: Frazioni: Sambuchini, Sandonatini|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Lucy|
|Saint day||December 13|
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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Hornik, Heidi J. (2009). Michele Tosini and the Ghirlandaio Workshop in Cinquecento Florence. Sussex Academic Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-84519-186-3.