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Views of Cutigliano

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Cutigliano is the fraction of the capital of the scattered municipality of Abetone Cutigliano. Overlooks the port of history around the year one thousand. Some of the architectural buildings of the town dates back to the era of feudalism, as in the case of various towers (in Montestuccioli, Cacioli and the Cornia), positioned in the dominant points and strategic. Cutigliano had to confront the harsh battles to maintain their freedom: among the most bloody remember those that occurred in the period between the years 1320 and 1330 to defeat and move away from its territory Castruccio of Antelminelli, Captain General of the War of the Lucchesi and, subsequently, the clashes with the rebels of the Valdinievole who took refuge in the castello di Lucchio, threatened peoples of High Mountain, and whose revolt was jaded in 1330 by the Master Angiolo Panciatichi. The origin of the Captain of the mountain is uncertain. According to some authors is dating to the year 1330 with Angiolo Panciatichi; his residence at the beginning was established in San Marcello and only then will it alternated with other countries.

A picturesque village of the Apennines pistoiese, Cutigliano, in Tuscany, is reachable from Pistoia along the Ximeniana Road. The country, which in its palaces and its monuments still preserves the aristocratic appearance that the ancient historical events have conferred on, is the second station of Tuscany for winter sports, and is a prestigious summer resort area. Recently it has become a crucial stage of the Pistoiese Mountain Ecomuseum, in fact belong in Cutigliano well four of its routes: together culture and popular religiosity, together agro-silvopastorale and living together of green and set of iron. The urban structure still mostly medieval invites you to visit the town on foot. From piazza Catilina, whose name recalls the defeat of the Roman commander, the traditional walk to Via Roma invites you to rest in the square in front of the Palazzo dei Capitani of the mountain for a brief conversation in the shadow of the 15th century loggia. The imprint of the same historical period is well recognizable even in the church of the Madonna di Piazza, which is located at two steps from the square of the town hall. The walk continues immediately outside the village up to the bridge to Pallaia and the Church of S. Bartholomew; from here it is very pleasant to continue the paved road, that easily leads to the scenic square of San Vito. The path, suggestive and shaded during the warmer seasons, about two kilometers long, is suitable for every kind of visitor and allows you to grasp all the immediate fascination of these mountains. 

The village of Cutigliano
Municipality of Abetone Cutigliano
Province of Pistoia
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 2.109
Altitude center: 678 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Città slow
Paesi bandiera arancione
Unione Comuni Montani Appennino Pistoiese 

Protected Natural Areas:
Riserva naturale Abetone
Riserva naturale Campolino
Riserva naturale biogenetica Pian degli Ontani

Municipality of Abetone Cutigliano
Piazza Umberto 1, località Cutigliano - Abetone Cutigliano (PT)
Tel. +39 0573 68881

The sandstone and the chestnut wood are the elements of this village of noble grace, ancient and sought holiday resort. Cutigliano is located in the pistoiese Apennine mountains, at the foot of the Abetone, in the ski resort area of Doganaccia. It is situated in the green of the woods under the shade of the chestnut trees and beeches and between the limpid waters of the fountains. Squares and paved streets preserve the memory of the government of the captains of the mountain, marked by force on the coats of arms on the palace which harbored them. In the margins of the maquis lived here in the Nineteenth Century a shepherd poetess, Bugelli Beatrice, who wanted to be the voice of nature. Her poetry was spread along the mule tracks, where shine the fruits of the undergrowth. Lived here, even before his stay at Abetone, Giacomo Puccini, host of Villa Magrini. We used to come to Cutigliano for the "comfortable walks among the shady woods de' castagni", wrote in 1887 the Marquis Carega for its readers that were also the first hikers. Here came also a painter, one evening in 1570: forced to stop in the country due to an abundant snowfall that had him seized during the journey home. He paid his hospitality debt by painting the picture hanging behind the high altar in the church of San Bartolomeo. The characters that animate the canvas are men and women of Cutigliano really existed, taken as a model by the artist, the veronese Bastiano Vini.

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Recipe: Rolled Crespelle au gratin from Cutigliano

Here you are one of the several varieties of crepes: a first course that, thanks to its simplicity and deliciousness, can conquer everyone, and it is so easy to prepare that is perfect to cook at any occasion.

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