The village was first established as a real city in the 13th century and was based around a castle that belonged to the Pannocchieschi family. The city changed rulers throughout the ages, until it gained municipal status in 19th century. Today the city is known as Andrea Bocellis hometown.
It is located nearby Volterra and San Gimignano with approx. 50km to Pisa and within a reasonable driving distance to the nearest coast and the regions famous beach 'Rosignano Solvay'.
Today the city is known as the birthplace of Italians most famous tenor - Andrea Bocelli. You can stop and taste the families wine in the city. There are a few coffee shops, some grocery stores with basic supplies, a local butcher and baker and a small family restaurant in the piazza.
Places worth a visit in town include: Chiesa di San Leonardo, Palazzo Pretorio Palazzo Comunale and Torre Civica.