The territory of Barberino, along the borderline between the Chianti and Val d’Elsa zones, is one of the most important examples of typical landscape of Tuscany: it is dotted with little medieval villages, ancient parish churches and romantic castles. 

BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, built by the Florentines, had its finest period after the destruction of the nearby settlement of Semifonte. Still visible is the ring wall and the two gates. Along the two main streets are a few tower-houses and small medieval palazzos, including Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Pretorio and the church of San Bartolomeo.