From the mountain to the sea
The main tratturi (sheep tracks) went from the mountains to the sea, imposing transhumance routes usually 60 paces wide (111 meters) and up to 250 km long. Between them was woven a dense network of minor streets, the tratturelli, which innervated every strip of this land of shepherds.
Today most of them have been lost, transformed into roads, crops and vineyards.
But wherever you go, in Abruzzo, you will always end up, perhaps without knowing it, by stepping on an ancient sheep track.Oggi la maggior parte di essi è andata perduta, trasformata in strade, coltivazioni e vigneti.
Ma ovunque si vada, in Abruzzo, si finirà sempre, magari senza saperlo, col calpestare un antico tratturo.