Sicignano is a small village at an altitude of about 600 metres, on the slopes of the Alburni massif. The old town centre lies at the foot of the Giusso Castle, an austere fortress built at the beginning of the year 1000 by the Lombard princes of Salerno and later rebuilt in the 14th century. The castle has a position that dominates the entire Tanagro valley and is the only example of Norman-Swabian architecture in the province of Salerno.
Surrounded by an extraordinary natural landscape, Sicignano is an ideal destination for both expert hikers and those who enjoy simple, healthy walks along the numerous paths of the Monti Alburni. The charming old town is also full of paths that weave and wind their way through narrow streets and arched covered passageways.
In October, the chestnut festival is held, an event that attracts thousands of tourists every year, attracted by the authentic flavours of the local gastronomic tradition. In addition to exquisite chestnut dishes, small trattorias offer excellent home-made dishes of sausages, cheeses and mushrooms from the Alburni.