Not too distant from Guardia Perticara, in the territory
which lies next to the Agri Valley, is where one will find
Cirigliano, immersed in green vegetation
and lying in a panoramic position.
Its name derives from Praedium Cerellianum, with reference
to a certain Cerellio, who existed during the Roman era.
During the Medieval period, it firstly belonged to the San
Michele Archengelo di Montescaglioso Abbey and therefore various
nobles, among which the Della Marra and Formica, current owners
of the Castle.
Like other locations in Basilicata, there was a huge decrement
of the population beginning in the XVII century, due to frequent
A visit to the City
The village preserves much of its Medieval town planning,
with Palazzo Baronale or the Castle in the centre with an
annexed chapel where a Pietrafesa canvass is preserved.
From the Castle, strolling through characteristic Cirigliano,
where one can admire nobiliary buildings, one will arrive
at the 16th century Chiesa Madre, which preserves a San Giacomo
statue in its interior.
Place of interest
The Castle of Palazzo Baronale; Palazzo Fanelli; S. Maria
Assunta Matrix Church (1500); Private Addolorata Church (Formica
XVII century); Madonna della Grotta Chapel; S. Maria Vignola