For many centuries, the destiny of Frassinoro was linked to that of Matilde di Canossa and the power influenced by her abbey.
The fascinating and glorious history of the Benedictine Monastery founded by Beatrice of Lorraine became revived during “Matildica Week” in the land of the Abbey, an event that takes place annually the last week of July.
Nowadays, Frassinoro is an important regional cross-country ski resort due to its geographical location. It is situated in the Frignano Park and offers the tourist Italian Alpine Club, nature, thematic and historical itineraries.
Back-packing, mountain-biking and horse-riding (there is a riding school) are also possible. Places to visit are the Museum of Country Life in San Pellegrino in Ape, the local hamlets, churches and oratories.
The Trout Farm near the village (and near to which a natural amphitheatre among the oaks has been created) is also worth a visit. Of further interest is the Sanctuary of the Madonna in Pietravolta.