In designing the National Vesuvius Park Railway we chose to favour the process of re-naturalization, by assimilating the stretch of disused railway into the area’s cultural and environmental networks. With this outlook, the park does not exhaust its function as an introduction to museum, accommodation, recreation and service activities, but becomes a gateway to knowledge about the site’s cultural and environmental heritage. The mechanical lift towards Vesuvius thus becomes part of an infrastructure that looks over the landscape, an artifice that blends in with nature, environmental education, knowledge of the local historical sites, as well as a place of experimentation and innovation, thanks to the various works by contemporary artists positioned along the way.



  •    Client:

    Vesuvio Park Authority

  •    Project role:

    Landscape designer

  •    Team members:

    Giancarlo Fantilli

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