Mount Acuto


‘Mount Acuto has an ancient name. Already back in the year 1000 there was an area called in this way, situated more or less in the same location as the present one. Between the years 1200 and 1300 the Giudicati family was in power; they were related to the Viscounts of Pisa and through them the area came to know the power of that town. The Viscounts of Pisa left their mark in the form of the big cathedrals and the small romanic-pisan churches. For over four centuries, from 1323 to 1720, the area was dominated by the Catalan lords who brought feudal life with them. It was only in 1835, well within what history books call “modern era”, that the communities in Mount Acuto were freed from this state of vassalage and started to live less archaic ways and rhythms of life. A new history for this region started from the first decades of the 19th century and peaked at the end of the century, when the great demand for cattle and beef led to the development in the big plain under Ozieri of forms of modern husbandry which have long built the wealth of the town. In the centre of north Sardinia lies Logudoro, in the heart of which is situated Mount Acuto: a little region that draws its name from a cliff. Today Mount Acuto is one of the 25 Mountain Communities as set out by a recent law in Sardinia. It is made up of 11 villages, 149 thousand hectares of land, 25 inhabitants per square km. Geographically, Mount Acuto’s shape is not just the chance aggregate of neighbouring villages, but a territorial unity with a clear identity. This area, built around a plain with mountains both to the north and to the South and surrounded by hills, naturally makes it possible for activities like farming to flourish. Thanks to the fact that the plain is a place of greater possibilities of exchanges and of agricultural development and thanks to the fact that the hills have gathered the little population they could sustain, this region has been for many centuries a land with a mixed rural and pastoral economy. The exhibition, through its seven sections, presents photographic pictures with extensive written explanations and introductory texts to each section.’


24 Agosto 1985 - 31 Agosto 1985


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