About us

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The Summofonte project was created to tell a special place, through stories, people, and facts – ancient and contemporary.

In the Middle Ages, Semifonte quickly succeeded in becoming an important market in Tuscany, so much so that the growing Florence decided that it was better to raze it to the ground. The vital center was the market, where people and goods arriving from all over Europe passed: a place of exchange, therefore, commercial and cultural.

Today, one step at a time, we are trying to rediscover this ancient local vocation, using digital tools and the help of experts from various fields – from archeology, to art history, from theater to cooking and tailoring to biological agriculture.

The people who have started to participate in the Summofonte project come from various associations born around the territory of the ancient Semifonte, between Barberino Tavarnelle and Certaldo. We started collaborating on small initiatives, and we continued because it has become an increasingly stimulating exchange, thanks to what everyone has brought with them, we are discovering a new way to collaborate and promote the ancient Semifonte.

Would you like to participate?

The Summofonte site is a “ProLoco Barberino V.A. Archaeological Group Achu APS” project

Non-profit organization registered in the register of the Metropolitan City of Florence under no. 488 since 2012 We mainly deal with the enhancement of cultural heritage, tourism organization and informal training and we believe that investing in cultural heritage greatly helps to improve the quality of life.
If you want to know the organization better, browse the site, contact us if you have any questions.
To become a member of the organization it is necessary to share the Statute and fill in / send the membership form. The membership fee is set at € 5.00 per year.

Why Achu?

It is the translation of an Etruscan noble name found written on a bowl found in the necropolis of San Martino ai Colli. The Etruscan name was chosen when in 2000 some enthusiasts found a large quantity of Etruscan and Roman finds following a landslide.
Since then, the need to work as an association in the area has materialized to identify additional archaeological sites and offer help for the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage.