Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

Viewpoint: transhumance in Aosta

The transhumance of livestock in Italy is a tradition that dates back centuries, even millennia…


Transhumance, the act of moving livestock ‘across ground’ to new pastures, has been practised in Italy – and other parts of the world – for longer than anyone can remember. Recently, Italy, supported by Austria and Greece, asked to have this traditional practice recognised by UNESCO as part of our “intangible cultural heritage”. A decision is expected late next year.

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