Today we discover the origin of the name of Fiumalbo, one of the most beautiful villages of the Modena Apennines, in which you can find a wonderful mountain architecture, set in an equally enchanting landscape, where it is possible to find a mix of nature and traditions. You will also experience magnificent places for skiing and hiking, and the other well-rooted traditions such as the Patron Saint Bartolomeo celebrations, the torch of the eve and then the living crib.
But let's come to us: where does this name come from? As always, we must analise the name from the mix of past languages, like Latin, and local dialects.
The word Fiumalbo is composed of two Latin words "Flumen" and "Albus". So the name refers to the river flowing in the hamlet, but why "Albus", since the Latin adjective "white" gave birth to Italian words like albino or white?