In one of the most inaccessible parts of the mountains, the partigiani set up the ‘Repubblica di Montefiorino’, a free zone that held out for a few months against the Nazis in 1944. In the village of Montefiorino, the Museo della Repubblica di Montefiorino in the medieval castle, tells the whole story with photos, documents and objects from the time.
Off the SP 19 south of Sassuolo
Hours Apr, June-mid Jul and Sept-Dec: Sat, Sun and hols 10am-1pm, 3-6pm. Mid Jul-Aug daily 10am-1pm, 4-7pm. Other times, ring ahead for an appointment,
Adm €5, €3 for ages 12-25 and over 65; under 12 free
+39 0536 962815