"More on horses" Scanno Things to Do Tip by l_riva_l

Scanno Things to Do: 15 reviews and 26 photos


I was curious as to the origin of these horses and how they seem to thrive in such a rugged environment where there are no buildings or people to be seen for many many miles. I later found out that they're not there all year round. Horses, cows, and sheep are moved out to pasture for the summer and back to wherever they came from in fall, the practice is called transumanza. You'll also see shepherds with sheepdogs keeping an eye on the sheep, at least. Thank you to Deirdré Straughan for that information.

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated May 14, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“When you don't know where you are going, every road will take you there.”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 2 3 5

Have you been to Scanno?

  Share Your Travels