so I ran outside and saw "the great migration". Cows from the valley, along with their shepherds? cowboys? were passing by to reach their summer grazing lands in Prato di Campoli. They had started out at 5:30 a.m. and it was now nearly 9 a.m. (Our little street is one of the oldest roads in Giglio because it was a cow path and it retains its traditional usage twice a year--in the fall they'll head back down.) By tonight they will have reached the Prati (part of Abruzzi National Forest) and there will be a big celebration. Maybe we'll head up there and check it out!