Fiumalbo is a small village in the province of Modena, on the border with Tuscany, also referred to as “city of art” for its artistic and architectural beauty.
The valley in which this medieval village is located is very wide and full of places to visit; Monte Cimone to the east, immediately next to the Open Book, to the south the Abetone pass, Monte Modino to the west and finally to the north the Scoltenna river.
The origins of this village are very old. It was donated, at the beginning of 1000, by the father of Matilde di Canossa to the bishop of Modena. Despite this, Fiumalbo has always maintained relations with Tuscany, which has a little influence in his dialect and in the surnames of many families.
His dialect is very particular, different from that typical of the area. The name, instead, is thought to derive from the name of the two streams that surround it.
Old stone houses, mostly renovated, overlook the sloping streets, in the typical structure of the Apennines. The woods around it form a natural crown in which stand out the peaks of Frignano and Mount Cimone in particular, which has, on the slopes, some fractions of Fiumalbo.
In the historic center we still find medieval architecture, which is also one of the reasons for a lot of tourism. Once there, it is advisable to visit the well-known churches, such as that of S. Bartolomeo or places such as the Oratory of the Immaculate or of Saint Catherine.
The influence of the Celtic people is very visible, which has left Celtic huts in the village with the typical ‘ladder’ structure and very interesting to visit.
There are also many events that are usually carried out in this fantastic village, such as the living nativity scene, the feast of the patron saint San Bartolomeo and the carnival torchlight procession.