“The European tradition of sculpture gardens and artistically designed parks is a rich one that dates back to the days of the Roman empire. During the renaissance they were elevated to an art form and many examples still survive of the displays of princely magnificence that typified the Baroque. The classical ‘art of the garden’ has been given new interpretations and taken numerous forms ever since.”
Visitors to the Serpara museum-park, which lies hidden in a pretty valley on the edge of the village, can explore the collection of contemporary art and exotic plants
created by the Swiss artist Paul Wiedmer together with his wife Jacqueline Dolder and their son Samuele Vesuvio.
For over 20 years now La Serpara has been open to visitors by appointment year-round, and every year during the period of Pentecost
the park hosts a popular artistic event, unique in this part of Italy, presenting the new installations that annually enrich the collection. A true “work in progress”.