Located at 401 m above sea level, it was an ancient stronghold of the Suffredinghi family.
The medieval structure of the village is still easily recognizable with a road that runs along the entire wall of the village called "fil di cima, fil di mezzo, fil di fondo".
The Castle at the top is the oldest part of the town.
Popular tradition has it that the first nucleus of the village was built on the area occupied by the Giano sacred wood (Lucus Jani); others claim that this land originally belonged to a Roman colonist called Lollius. The debate remains open even if on the emblem of the village the symbol of the two-faced Janus can be seen.
The village has a magnificent view of the valley of Bagni di Lucca.