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Despite progress takes its toll and the old-fashioned activities are vanishing, it is possible to visit many valleys in Piedmont and see that lifestyle is still hanging to traditions. High-altitude pasture lands are the "holiday" summer resort for cattle such as cow, sheep and goat gently grazing around in a pristine environment. Herdsmen take their animals to higher ground in summer and take them back to lower elevations at the end of the warm season, normally in September or October. During this period it's possible to find some roads clogged by hundreds, at times thousands of animals and their tenders with dogs.
If you find yourself in such situation just pull aside, turn your engine off and patiently give up a few minutes of your time. Remember that this is part of the locals' life and respect it.
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