This quaint little town nestles peacefully in the hills 22 km from Lucca and 28 km east of Pisa. Culturally Buti doesn't have much to offer, but the atmosphere in the town is authentic and surprisingly enough the mass tourism of the neighbouring towns has had very little effect here.
A huge amount of olive trees grow in the hills around Buti and some of Italy’s (and therefore the world’s) best olive oil is produced here. There is a good choice of cafés, restaurants and pizzerias in the town, so if you are only here for a week, there’s no need to dine at the same place twice.
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In addition, the city is closely linked with its neighbouring towns and within a radius of 5 km, you will find everything from small to very large supermarkets, marketplaces selling a diverse range of goods from antiques to clothes, bric-a-brac, food, etc. There is also a street market in Buti every Monday morning.
Buti reportedly has Roman ancestry, but evidence of it has been completely destroyed after countless wars between the ancient city-states of Pisa, Lucca and Florence. During which, the city was burned, destroyed and built anew.