Sercaia commune enjoys an ideal location, mid-way between Fagaras Mountains and the Transylvanian part of the river Olt?s upstream, on the banks of Sercaia river. It includes three villages: Sercaia, Vad and Halmeag. The area is famous thanks to its historical past, but also to the Narcissi Glad, a monument of nature of Vad village. The beauty of the surroundings always attracted visitors, since the times when, hundreds of years ago, the famous Via Regis (The Royal Way) used to cross Vad, coming from Sibiu through Fagaras and going towards Bran and Walachia.
400 ha of delicate Beauty
Less than 80 km form Brasov, in the village Vad spreads the natural reserve ?The Vad?s Glade?, better known as ?The Narcissi Glade?, the splendid location for the Narcissi Feast, the festival of ethnology and folklore organized every year on May 21. The magnificent spot is the only natural reserve of its kind in Europe, spreading on a 400 ha area. Narcissi all over the place, growing freely in all their splendour, Transylvanian traditions and tasty local gastronomy can be admired at Narcissi Feast.
This year?s edition of the Festival gathered the pupils of the elementary school of Sercaia ? Vad, Halmeag Brass band, the folkloric groups ?Fluierasul? of Brasov and ?Mocanasul? of Sacele, various other bands and vocal performers, within an exceptional artistic program dedicated to the beautiful and gracious flowers that grow spontaneously in Vad Glade.
Investors and Researchers
The tourists eager to visit the area can spend holidays all year round. The local offer is extremely diversified and attractive: exciting hunting parties, hikes, horse racing, rides on chariots and sleighs, fire camps, luxuriant flora and fauna, traditional gastronomy. Tourist can also admire the amazing beauty of the surroundings from the watch towers set up on the top of secular oaks.
Cristinel Paltin, the mayor of Sercaia, invites all those interested in discovering the secrets of the nature to visit the area, adding new arguments: ?The entire area is profoundly involved into a durable development program. Many investments are being made in infrastructure. The environment in completely unpolluted, very attractive for the investors, but also for the researchers interested in conducting research activities in the narcissi glades?.