Jalari Museum Park, where Mariano’s art blends with nature and Salvatore’s ecological vision, transforming every step into a unique journey through emotions, reflections and hopes.
Way back in 1973, Mariano Pietrini, a very talented artist, and his brother Salvatore, an expert in agriculture and construction, started a project that would far exceed their initial expectations. The initial idea of building a modest country house to spend quiet weekends turned into something extraordinary thanks to the active involvement of both brothers.
Salvatore, with his expertise in agriculture and construction, dedicated himself body and soul to an ambitious project that transformed into the renowned Jalari Museum Park, one of the most important museum and ethnographic parks in Italy. What began as the construction of a house turned into a unique opportunity to preserve historical memory and local traditions through an extraordinary park.
With a vision oriented towards sustainability, Salvatore and Mariano committed themselves to promoting tourism that is aware and respectful of nature. By planting thousands of trees in arid land, they demonstrated to the world that life can thrive even in environments considered hostile. The Jalari Museum Park became a destination of global appeal, welcoming visitors from every corner of the world and numerous school groups from all over Italy.
The entire project developed in harmony with the surrounding environment, using stones extracted from the earth to build paths, walls and buildings that blend perfectly with the landscape. Mariano Pietrini, in addition to contributing to the creation of the park, also worked hard in the collection of 15,000 artefacts, which today make up the museum of the Jalari Museum Park, further enriching the cultural experience of visitors.
The very name of the place, “Jalari”, which means “glittering stone” in Arabic, underlines the importance of using local resources in harmony with the surrounding environment. Salvatore Pietrini’s architectural thought promotes the rediscovery of the earth’s resources and the creation of eco-friendly structures.
The route through the Jalari Museum Park becomes even more extraordinary thanks to the exceptional contribution of Mariano Pietrini. He not only participates as an artist, but distinguishes himself as a sculptor, painter and writer, adding a unique and profound touch to the visitor experience. Along the suggestive avenues of the park, Mariano has sculpted over 3000 works, creating an authentic open-air gallery.
These works add an extraordinary level of artistic expression to the visitors’ journey, transporting them from a state of “Confusion” towards the realm of “Dreams”. Through his sculptures, paintings and literary works, Mariano not only captures visual attention, but conveys profound emotions, stimulates reflection and inspires hope.
The route through the Jalari Museum Park becomes even more extraordinary thanks to the exceptional contribution of Mariano Pietrini. He not only participates as an artist, but distinguishes himself as a sculptor, painter and writer, adding a unique and profound touch to the visitor experience.
His contribution makes the Jalari Museum Park more than just a physical place; it becomes a complete and engaging philosophy of life. Mariano Pietrini’s art blends harmoniously with the surrounding environment, transforming the park into a sanctuary of beauty and inspiration.
Visitors not only observe works of art, but immerse themselves in a world of meaning, creating a profound connection between nature, history and human expression. Through his extraordinary dedication and creativity, Mariano Pietrini transforms the Jalari Museum Park into a place where art becomes a powerful means of communicating, a bridge between the past and the present, an invitation to explore the complexity of life and emotions.
His contribution makes the park not only a cultural heritage, but an authentic oasis of inspiration and reflection, enriching the lives of those who immerse themselves in it.