/ / Buti: photo description (Buti)

Buti: photo description (Buti)

The picturesque village of Buti, lying on the Eastern slopes of Monte Pisano on the banks of the Rio Magno, according to some historians was founded in the era of Ancient Rome. Today in the municipality of Buti is composed of three villages directly Buti, La Croce and Cascine, connected by a road that winds along the Rio Magno.

Despite the very modest size, the town boasts of some interesting attractions. For example, an old Medici Villa, Castel Tonini, standing over Buti, the Romanesque Church of San Francesco and the Church of Ascensione, also known as Santa Maria delle nevi. To the last can be reached by road via dei Molini, where once stood water-mills.

Walk in the Bootie will surely bring the tourists to the theater by Francesco di Bartolo, named in honor of the first interpreter of "the divine Comedy" by Dante. The theatre was built in 1842 according to the architectural trends of the time.

The local economy is largely influenced by the unique geographical location of Buti, which is surrounded by the mountains of Monti Pisani. It produces olive oil, collect chestnuts and make various wooden things, which, in fact, the town is famous for. In the 19th century the inhabitants of the Booty in large quantities produced chests, wooden boxes and wicker baskets, and in the 20th century began to develop the production hardware. Today handicraft and agriculture still remain the leading sectors of the economy.

The presence of numerous clubs and entertainment venues, excellent leisure facilities, interesting cultural events (especially the Palio di Sant Antonio in January) and a network of Hiking and Cycling trails in the surrounding woods Bootie make the perfect place to relax in throughout the year.