HISTORY

 
Cucigliana’s origin is also to be placed in the Roman period (for the same reasons indicated for Lugnano). It is first mentioned in the year 876, when it is said to be part of a “curtis” - that is to say an early-medieval farm – belonging to the Archbishop of Pisa. We have limited information concerning its history in Middle Ages and no significant events to report in modern times.
The most important activities featuring this village have been river navigation - on typical two-masted boats said “navicelli” - and pottery making.
 
 
THE MONUMENTS
 
On the main street is the church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo. The original church - first mentioned in 1063 – was located nearby the bell-tower. This is worth mentioning for its medieval decorated stone base enclosed in a 18th century structure. The church was destroyed by some river floods and rebuilt in 1700 in its present location as a simple chapel. In the following centuries it has been enlarged and transformed until it reached the present structure that is the result of a restoration made in the second half of the 19th century.