Tavarnelle is of very ancient origin and is situated in the province of Florence along the road connecting Florence and Siena.
The toponym (Tavarnelle derives from the Latin word "taberna", meaning "taverna": tavern, in English) indicates that in the past the town was a place where travellers rested and refreshed.
Being a sort of "service area", Tavarnelle never had a strategic function and was never fortified.
At the beginning of the 20th century it became an autonomous municipality with the name of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.
Within easy reach of Tavarnelle lie many villages, parish churches and castles that dot the wonderful Tuscan hills.