The evolution of settlement has brought about transformations that have contributed to redefining relationships between the urban - physical and social - sizes and agricultural systems. The paper focuses on interpretive paradigms of the evolution of agriculture as a driver of regional and local contexts. The analysis of the metropolitan area of Rome, we consider the relationships between agrarian systems and urban phenomenon in those areas where the territorialisation are characterized by the progressive fragmentation of the agricultural dimension, as well as by the key role of agriculture in defining new rurality. In both processes we observe intermediate conditions characterized by spatial and relational morphologies as well as social and productive structures that the paper aims to categorize and interpret.
Keywords: Agricultural Systems, Urban Phenomenon, Landscape