BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA
WHEN TO GO
Like all villages of Chianti, in the summer it is at its best and is a perfect place to relax. You can choose to visit Barberino Val d’Elsa in the last week of May, when there is the Medieval Festival, a reenactment with games, concerts, craft markets, theater performances and parades in period costume.
WHY BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA
Crossroads on the border between Chianti and Val d’Elsa, is a medieval village from the “spindle shape characteristic”, the structure that is found in all the villages of the Val d’Elsa with the main road linking the port and the Roman Senese Fiorentina. production land of Chianti Classico DOCG Barberino, has a history with a glorious past because it served as a Florentine outpost, since 1054.
The old town is pedestrian, you can move around by all means. We recommend a bike to explore the surrounding hills.
WHAT TO SEE
The medieval town with the two ancient gates, Senese and Fiorentina. The historical buildings of Via Francesco da Barberino, Palazzo Podesta with its coat of arms, the old hospital of the pilgrims and the Church of San Bartoloneo. Also visit the Church of Sant’Appiano and the Chapel of San Michele Arcangelo in Semifonte. Numerous historic villas, such as Villa Bardi, Curtains villa, Villa Capponi, Prumiano villa, Villa Linari and Castello della Paneretta.
WHAT TO DO
A nice bike ride in the village and neighboring villages of Certaldo, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Montespertoli. Walking and hiking in the natural surroundings of the plain of the Elsa river and the ancient Royal Road Romana. wine tours along the Chianti Road.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Tourist Information Office
Via Mannucci 3
50021 Barberino Val d’Elsa (Florence)
Opening hours (April through October):
Monday – Saturday: 9:30 to 13:00; 15:00 to 18:30
Holidays: 10:00 to 13:00