Walking north along the road that crosses the valley of Angrogna, the trail once used for transhumance, you reach the village Mary that exceed 1000 meters in height.
It distinguishes the wet perfume of the forest, hidden under ferns presentiment sweeping burrows. We hear also the cheerful storytelling that water in its passing eternal, sing for those who have ears to perceive.
Among silver birches and larches that turn red from above, at every step discover rumors, whistles, whispers we’ve forgotten, shadows, smells and reflections of an admirable balance.
Soon you reach the heart of a forest, among trees and clear, reminiscent of those fairy forests. Here are two hamlets among silent beeches, old haunts, resting places for shepherds and animals.
These are houses built with stone, wisely constructed roofs with tiles, defy the harshness of winter and heavy snow. Simple in appearance, living in symbiosis with bountiful surroundings. For more than a century to accompany silent to the seasons and forest transformations, revealing cool in summer and warm in winter … They are thick stone walls, warm and durable floors.
Everything tells us that wisdom and balance that every day we see escape and meet again here.
These houses are simple but honest and cheerful, do not hold any luxury, but say they are there forever to heat and accompany life who fits within its walls.
Along the road between high and low valley, in the times of seasonal transhumance shepherds were the pastures climbed the most isolated in the high mountains that were accessible in the beautiful season. Even today these paths are traversed by shepherds.
Today is a paved road to the peak Vaccera, viewpoint between Angrogna and Chisone Valley, which is reached after 4 km passable only with 4 × 4, bike or on foot.
It is a comfortable road to traverse, she looks busy, besides by the residents, tourists, cyclists, hikers, even in the period of transhumance is still glen for pastors in his everlasting way to the high pastures.
The Vall Pellice has preserved the environment, local people care their mountains. There is a very close relationship with them, these are the stage of its history, and its economy is based in part still grazing.