Complesso di Sant'Appiano a Barberino Val d'Elsa
Places of worship

The Parish Church of Sant'Appiano

A Romanesque church and museum

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Sant'Appiano is built on a pleasant hill, surrounded by cypresses. The complex includes a Romanesque parish church, the ruins of an octagonal building, a cloister, a presbytert, and – at a slight distance – a group of houses which constituted the village. The natural beauty of this area offers a suitable resting place for the relics of Saint Appiano. Etruscan tombs have been discovered near the parish church, dating to around the 8th century BCE. The Parish church is documented as early as 990 CE and parts of the left nave, the apse and the crypt are pre-Romanesque.




The Antiquarium presents the history of this area from the Etruscan period through to the Middle Ages, presenting archeological artefacts recovered in the surrounding territory including alabaster funerary urns from the Hellenic period and Attic red figure vases. Later pieces include examples of Medieval and Renaissance terracotta.

Opening hours
Summer: Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm-7:30pm


Winter: Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm-6pm









Loc. S. Appiano 1
Ph: +39 055-8075297 (only during opening hours) or +39 055 8052231 / +39 0558052228 (Office of Culture for the City of Barberino Val d'Elsa)



Barberino Val d'Elsa
A beautiful land off the beaten track, with places worth discovering
Barberino Val d’Elsa, despite being in Chianti, is slightly off the usual tourist tracks, which makes it perfect for those wishing to explore a more authentic, uncrowded Tuscany with places worth discovering and stories worth knowing. ...