This article illustrates a brief history of Sociologia urbana e rurale through two sections. The first regards an interview with Paolo Guidicini, the journal’s director, and it is in collaboration with Giuseppe Scidà, whereas the other section includes a classification of the array of articles published on the journal from its beginning (1979). The interview illustrates the course of Sociologia urbana e rurale and it explains reasons and items of journal’s history. In this dialogue Paolo Guidicini emphasizes the need of a new empirical approach for the sciences of territory. Besides it is evident the effort made from Sociologia urbana e rurale to blaze a trail for a large array of fields of interests, from urban to rural sociology, from community’s studies to sociology of tourism, along the changes of society. This last aspect is evidenced in detail from the second section of article (compiled by Avallone): here is presented a classification of all articles of Sociologia urbana e rurale according to analytical categories and sub-categories. The work is supplied with a classification of book’s reviews and a statistic summary of Sociologia urbana e rurale ‘s articles.