Buggiano is one of the largest and most important municipalities of Valdinievole, in the province of Pistoia, on the border with the cities of Lucca and Florence. The valley is delineated by a hilly area rich in olive groves arranged on terracing, small woods and farmhouses that characterize the rural territory. Buggiano, together with the other ancient villages of the valley (Uzzano Castello, La Costa, Stignano, Colle, Massa and Cozzile) adds beauty, history and art to a landscape full of genuineness and traditions. The passion of its population and the great respect of traditions, make this territory a unique place where man, history and nature live in complete harmony. The theater of repeated clashes between Florence and Lucca, it was on these hills that the famous battle of Montecatini was fought, in the early 1300s, during which the Florentine Guelph militias (at the time at the height of their power) were incredibly defeated by the Lucchese ghibellines led by Uguccione della Faggiola. Later, however, the Valdinievole, and so also Buggiano, became part of the Florentine possessions and shared the political and economic fortunes.
Over the centuries Buggiano passed, like the whole valley, through wars and dominations, but over time it acquired, in an ever more marked way, an important artisan and mercantile mark, becoming a commercial reference point for goods and services for the whole Valdinievole. After World War II this feature was accentuated even more thanks to the rise and development of a series of thriving and prosperous industrial and commercial initiatives.