I paesaggi a terrazze in Sicilia: metodologie per l’analisi, la tutela e la valorizzazione

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Abstract

[automatically translated] With this volume, the seventh in the series "Studies and Research", ARPA Sicily, in continuing to promote research of Sicilian Universities, was to encourage and stimulate the knowledge of local situations that have gradually assumed a significant value both nationally and in a wider Mediterranean context: the continued neglect of the agricultural and agro-terraced forest land, a phenomenon that has resulted over time social and territorial mutations far from negligible, impressing sensitive changes to the characteristics of its traditional landscape areas concerned. Concerns about their disappearance and degradation are based on environmental reasons together, cultural, economic and social. The agricultural landscapes in terraces are the result of the encounter between the natural character and the creative force and genius of man, the slow evolution of the relationship between nature and culture, a collective project that spanned the need of produce with native resources available and the character of the environment. And that is why, for the nature and history of the island, which in Sicily are so numerous. The research project subject of this publication, carried out by the Department of Arboreal Cultivation of the 'University of Palermo, is, in fact, eco-environmental analysis, culture and cultural history of these areas. You can consider also a valuable technical summary, it represented the inventory of arable land and not cultivated according to traditional practices of Sicily, with particular attention to the areas and the terraced landscapes. It is surprising that until now, there were no specific data on the subject phenomenon of study related to our territory and which has never come to quantify in concrete terms is their extent is the role of these elements of rurality in the broadest sense traditional landscapes. For these reasons it is believed that this study may be of considerable importance, proposing, not only to compensate for the lack of specific data on areas and landscapes characterized by the presence of terraces, but also, through the knowledge and understanding of the causes, we can contribute to possible activities planned enhancement and recovery of the traditional terraced landscapes. It is surprising that until now, there were no specific data on the subject phenomenon of study related to our territory and which has never come to quantify in concrete terms is their extent is the role of these elements of rurality in the broadest sense traditional landscapes. For these reasons it is believed that this study may be of considerable importance, proposing, not only to compensate for the lack of specific data on areas and landscapes characterized by the presence of terraces, but also, through the knowledge and understanding of the causes, we can contribute to possible activities planned enhancement and recovery of the traditional terraced landscapes. It is surprising that until now, there were no specific data on the subject phenomenon of study related to our territory and which has never come to quantify in concrete terms is their extent is the role of these elements of rurality in the broadest sense traditional landscapes. For these reasons it is believed that this study may be of considerable importance, proposing, not only to compensate for the lack of specific data on areas and landscapes characterized by the presence of terraces, but also, through the knowledge and understanding of the causes, we can contribute to possible activities planned enhancement and recovery of the tradit
Original languageItalian
PublisherARPA - Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente - Sicilia
Number of pages531
ISBN (Print)978-88-95813-07-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudi e Ricerche - ARPA Sicilia

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