From Bracca drive towards Serina, which, like S. Pellegrino T., is steeped in history. Serina is synonymous with a mountain holiday village. It is redolent of its Venetian past. Regarding the foundation of Serina, the local parish priest and historian, Don Tommaso Carrara Erasmi (1744-1818), wrote in his essay “Historical information on Serina and Lepreno” that the founders of his home town were two Alemanni, Ceronio and Carrerio, “remarkable people… virtuous, kind-hearted men”, who arrived in the valley with Charlemagne towards the end of the 8th century AD. Other sources, including said Don Tommaso, mention the Carraresi from Padova whilst others speak of a Carrara family back in 1134 … it remains a mystery! Don Tommaso also mentions 22 famous people from Serina: Sister Angela Carrara, a professor, 13 men of the church including 4 beatified, 4 military men, 2 professors of medicine, the painter Palma the Elder, and a writer, Gerolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794).