Located on the right bank of the Serchio, after it fell under the domination of Pisa Florence, who started reclamation works to promote the development of agriculture and water control.
The medieval period are few traces remain, including the remains of walls and the former hermitage church of Santa Maria in castle overlooking the town, the remains of the former castle of Avane (now a destination for climbers for climbing) and the Filettole village, still dominated by the castle and Torre Mozza, a symbol of ancient rivalry between Pisa and Lucca.
In the area you can enjoy pleasant walks from here to the Road of the Monti Pisani, who comes up to little known places through Buti where nature and man’s work has preserved the landscape enclosed by mountains and sea.
About beaches, Marina Vecchia is a little gem for those who love the seaside resort away from the hustle and bustle: four miles of beach in the protected environment of the Regional Park of Migliarino San Rossore. This stretch has preserved an ecosystem of sand dunes and native plants, habitat for many species of birds, much to draw birdwatchers from all over Italy.