MUNICIPALITY OF FIUMALBO
mt. 935 a.s.l.
IAT Office, Via C. Coppi 10 – Ph. 0536 73909
Fiumalbo derives from flumen album, meaning “white river” and referring to the sparkling waters of the two streams that surround the borgo. Another hypothesis is that name derives from flumen Alpium, referring to the mount Cimone, called “Alpone”.
There are old restructured stone houses along the narrow streets of this typical medieval borgo of the Apennine Mountain, surrounded by woods, where you can also find interesting rectangular rural buildings made of stone and with a straw cover. These constructions, perfectly set in the Apennine environment, are the consequence of the Celts passage in Italy during the 4th century B.C. Celtic reminiscences are also the “marcolfe”, stone sculptures placed on the façade of the house to keep evil spirits away. In the historical center, in the central square you can admire the church of San Bartolomeo Apostolo. The new church was built with the same materials of the primitive church, changing the axis of orientation and transforming the left side into a façade, with an elegant Renaissance portal. Inside are some beautiful 15th century artworks, especially amazing paintings, but also various decorations such as wooden embellishments. In the same square you’ll also admire the church of Immacolata Concezione, completed in 1516. In the square near the cathedral, there is the beautiful church of Santa Caterina, consecrated in 1601, which today houses the museum of sacred art. At the entrance of the Borgo, you cannot miss to visit the oratory of San Rocco, dated 1418, transformed in the first half of the16th century according to the style of the Tuscan Renaissance.
The area produces a great variety of fruit and other agricultural products: blackberries, strawberries, mushrooms, and local cheese. The local menu includes: tortellini with ricotta cheese, soup with black cabbage and beef.