the name of the village is pronounced Fiumalbo in fiumalbino Fiumêlb and in dialect modenese, derives from Flumen album ("white river"). A peculiarity of Fiumalbo is indeed in its dialect, which differs significantly from the other dialects spoken in the area, both on the Emilia slope that on the Tuscan, constituting one of the most interesting points of transition between the language type gallo-Italico (emiliano), to which it belongs and the tuscan (having a strain, distinct from the dialects of the rest of central Italy, defined median), with a result similar to other northern dialects preservatives, as those veneti.
Fiumalbo is located in the High Appennino Modenese, at the border with Tuscany. It is a mountain village very ancient with almost 1000 years of written history, but its origins are much more ancient and you lose back several centuries. The country of the border, has lived the events that have changed the history with detachment and remoteness, whereas those events not linked to the history of the country. Fiumalbo is appointed in an act of 1038, which decreed the divestiture of the "fortress called Fiumalbo" by the Marquis Boniface of Canossa to the Bishop of Modena Viberto (Bonifacio was the father of Matilde di Canossa). In 1197 many fiumalbini swore fidelity to the Municipality of Modena, putting at your disposal for any need military the territory and men. The oath was reconfirmed by the representatives of the Community Fiumalbina in 1205 and in 1276. Very important for the development of the country was the noble family Bondi-Santi. Fiumalbo was at the beginning of the century a land of emigrants. In the mining accident of Dawson 1913 happened in New Mexico, between the 146 miners emigrated from Italy who perished well 17 came from Fiumalbo.