Destination guide

Enjoy a charming Tuscan getaway in Barberino Val d'Elsa

The quiet town of Barberino Val d'Elsa draws vacationers to its charming Italian streets that overlook the gorgeous green Tuscan valleys below. Since the town is just 32 kilometers outside of Florence and 40 kilometers from Siena, there are plenty of opportunities to daytrip to the cities and soak up the Renaissance art and cultural museums, while enjoying a countryside getaway, surrounded by vineyards and old stone buildings. Whether you prefer wine tasting or church-hopping, you'll find a wealth of activities to fill your days and a range of Barberino Val d'Elsa vacation rentals to suit all tastes.

Activities

Seeing the sights in Barberino Val d'Elsa

Though Barberino Val d'Elsa is a small town, there's still plenty of culture to soak up along its historic streets and sightseeing here is a must. After passing through the town's fortifications, you'll find narrow lanes lined with stone edifices and treasures like the church of San Bartolomeo, a remodeled neo-gothic building with 14th-century frescoes. A tree-filled park in the middle of town that looks out over the valley is a great spot to stop for a picnic after picking up supplies from the local grocery store or bakery. It even has a playground for little ones to enjoy.

Weather

Barberino Val d'Elsa by spring and fall

Tuscany comes alive in shades of green in spring, as days warm up into the 60s and 70s, perfect for vineyard tours and long walks in the countryside. Similarly, early fall, with its warm days and cool nights, is an attractive time to visit Barberino Val d'Elsa, especially in September, as harvest season often means special events and festivals in the area. These are popular seasons, so you'll want to book your Barberino Val d'Elsa vacation rental early to secure your dates during this time. If you travel here in summer, when highs creep up into the 90s, be sure to look for a property that includes air conditioning.

Natural features

Exploring the forests near Barberino Val d'Elsa

Barberino Val d'Elsa is located amidst a lush, green Tuscan valley, and the nearby Bosco di Sant'Agnese Nature Reserve is a great spot to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The nearly 700-acre park is full of protected cypress trees, which have grown in this area for centuries. Wandering the grounds, you might also find strawberry trees and lavender among the flora, and a number of winged species like tawny owls, green woodpeckers and jays. After spending a day in the forest, be sure to head back to your Barberino Val d'Elsa vacation rental in time to watch the sunset over the picturesque landscape.

Transport

How to get to and around Barberino Val d'Elsa

The nearest airport is in Florence (FLR-Peretola), located 19.7 mi (31.7 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Barberino Val d'Elsa Station.

Where to stay around Barberino Val D'elsa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,038 vacation rentals near Barberino Val D'elsa. From 370 Houses to 825 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Barberino Val D'elsa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Barberino Val D'elsa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Barberino Val D'elsa:

  • Oltrarno: 1,362 vacation rentals
  • Basilica of Santa Croce: 2,000 vacation rentals
  • Montecastelli: 26 vacation rentals
  • Val d'Elsa: 1,680 vacation rentals
  • Careggi Rifredi: 445 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Barberino Val D'elsa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 370 Houses in Barberino Val D'elsa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Barberino Val D'elsa include:

  • Villas: 825 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 186 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,393 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Barberino Val D'elsa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,484 vacation rentals with pool available in Barberino Val D'elsa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.