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In the countryside; Among nature
Barberino is located between the hills of Val di Pesa and the hills of the Elsa Valley, at an altitude of nearly 400 meters where, thanks to its hillside position, you have remarkable views of the surrounding landscape.
It is a fortified medieval town with an elliptical city wall and a main street that cuts off the village all along its length. Its houses and streets are original and date from 1300, while its nature as a fortified town is further enhanced by its position on high ground.
Walking through the narrow streets of the old town you will come across interesting buildings including the Praetorian Palace and the fourteenth-century Palazzo Barberini.
Also noticeable is the Spedale dei Pellegrini, built in 1365 as a hospital and shelter for poor travelers.
The castle of Paneretta is remarkable for its architectural style: a quadrilateral structure, thick walls crowned with Guelfic battlements, loopholes, corner towers and the typical central main tower.
Tignano retains the typical structure of the circular defensive wall of a medieval castle: the houses here are built around a circular square, overlooked by the church and keep, beside the only gateway door, formed by a beautiful arch.