Tavarnelle is of ancient origin but the current town is quite modern in appearance.

The first mention of the town of Tavarnelle dates back to a map of the year 780, with the name Tabernulae, possibly referring to the taverns located here on the road from Florence to Siena.
the Church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto is the most interesting architectural sight, and the Parish Church of San Pietro in Bossolo which now houses the Museum of religious Art.