Along the Sauro stream surrounded by dense woods, Cirigliano rises on a hill. The village is characterised by the shape of its castle, with the adjoining Chapel of the Addolorata, built at the end of the sixteenth century by the Formica, feudal lords of the time. The origins of Cirigliano can traced back as far as to the Roman period, as evidenced by various archaeological testimonies and by the presence of walls and towers.
In the historic centre there is the Mother Church dedicated to the Assunta, dating back to the sixteenth century, remodelled in the following years and hosting several works of art, among which worthy of note is a stone baptistery dating back to the fifteenth century. Characteristic and singular for its history and architecture is the Church of the Madonna della Grotta, entirely dug out of a huge boulder, perhaps the work of the brigand Donato Grosso.
The element that characterises the village is the use of stone as a raw material; extracted from the local quarries, it is an important resource for local crafts.
The village has a particular tradition linked to Carnival, one of the most famous in Basilicata, and features the Lucania Outdoor Park, a favourite destination for lovers of nature and adventure.