The town of Buti probably dates back to Roman times and is located on the eastern slopes of the Monte Pisano Mountain range and along the banks of the Rio Magno River. A peaceful area surrounded by chestnut and pine forests and olive groves.
Buti offers a fine selection of cafes, restaurants, and pizzerias. In addition, the city is closely connected to its neighboring towns and within a radius of 5 km you will find both supermarkets and local markets. In Buti itself there is a market day every Monday morning.
Although Buti does not offer any major sights and cultural treasures, it is known for its recurring annual events. One of Tuscany's oldest horse races (palio) takes place here in January, and during the summer the town is full of life with its theater and music festivals.
The city's rich forests also give visitors a chance to explore nature either on foot or by bike. In the area around Buti alone, there are no less than 25 km of cycle paths.
Besides the famous Medici Villa located in the heart of Buti, the city surprises its visitors with other fascinating features such as the Castel Tonini (overlooking the city), the Romanesque Church of San Francesco and the Chiesa dell'Ascensione , also known as Santa Maria delle Nevi. The latter can be reached from Buti by following the via dei Molini, a road that leads to Monte Serra, once dotted with water mills. Also, don't miss the small Francesco di Bartolo Theater from 1842, built according to the architectural standards of academic theaters of the early 19th century.