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The Wine Road - Dealu Mare Vineyard

The Wine Road - Dealu Mare Vineyard

THE WINE ROAD - DEALU MARE VINEYARD   Dealu Mare vineyard, the most compact wine region in Romania, is situated on the Curburii Subcarpathian hills, covering hills and valleys located between the river Teleajen to the west and the river Buzau to east, on the territories of Prahova and Buzau counties, between parallels [...]

 

Wine torusim at Dragasani vineyard and its grape varieties

Wine torusim at Dragasani vineyard and its grape varieties

Wine toursim at Dragasani vineyard and its grape varieties   Romania is one of the few countries that can take pride in a millennium tradition of viticulture, being a highly appreciated country in this field until the Second World War.   Dragasani vineyard is part of the wine region of Muntenia and Oltenia’s hills [...]

 

Sibiu, my Transylvania!

Sibiu, my Transylvania!

  Sibiu distinguishes itself by a rich historical patrimony created during its almost 900 years of existence. The first documentary mention regarding the Sibian lands dates back to December 20th 1191, when Pope Celestin the 3rd confirmed the free clerical leadership of the Germans in Transylvania, leadership which had its [...]

 

SIGHISOARA

SIGHISOARA

SIGHISOARA - TRANSYLVANIA   This experience, taking a walk on the streets of Sighisoara, will give you the sensation that you’re on a drama/comedy/romance/political/documentary/medieval film set.   In the 12th century, the talk was that a new city would be founded by the saxons. So the saxons colonized the [...]

 

Biertan fortified church - UNESCO monument

Biertan fortified church - UNESCO monument

BIERTAN FORTIFIED CHURCH – UNESCO MONUMENT -   Biertan is a typical Saxon village, easily accessible, located just south of Tarnava Mare, in Sibiu County. In the centre of BIERTAN there is one of the most imposing and well-fortified churches in Transylvania.   Around it, there are still preserved streets paved with [...]

 

Viscri - going back in time

Viscri - going back in time

VISCRI – GOING BACK IN TIME   Viscri is one of the most famous Saxon villages in Transylvania, mainly due to fortified churches included in the list of UNESCO monuments. It is located 42 km away from Sighisoara.   It is a place with its own rules, old of hundreds of years, where there are no double-pane windows or [...]

 

Sarmizegetusa Regia

Sarmizegetusa Regia

SARMIZEGETUSA REGIA   At 1200 m height, "Fortress on the cliff" or Sarmizegetusa Regia is the largest Geto-Dacian fortification. The capital and most important political, military and religious center of the Dacic state, Sarmizegetusa is part of the defensive system of king Decebalus, which includes 6 fortresses. On the [...]

 

Corvin Castle

Corvin Castle

CORVIN CASTLE MUSEUM   The climax of medieval Gothic art in Europe is located in Romania, the Corvin Castle (also called Hunyadi Castle). Close to Zlasti river, in the 14th century, this relic of our ancestors' history was built, replacing an old Roman fort. Noble residence, the castle has undergone numerous rehabilitation [...]

 

Beciul Domnesc Winery - Historical Monument

Beciul Domnesc Winery - Historical Monument

BECIUL DOMENSC WINERY - HISTORICAL MONUMENT -   Beciul Domnesc winery is located in Odobesti, Vrancea county, just 14 km from Focsani city. This historical monument dates from the fourteenth century, during the reign of Stephen the Great. In 1834, Prince Michael Sturza, entering into possession of over 200 hectares of [...]

 

Transfagarasan

Transfagarasan

  TRANSFAGARASAN is one of the most famous roads in Romania, well known in Europe, because of the height it was built at, beautiful landscapes and numerous switchbacks. Transfagarasan ranks second as altitude in the mountain roads top in Romania, reaching 2042 m near Lake Balea, right after Transalpina in Parang which goes up to [...]

 

Bethlen Haller Castle, symbol of Jidvei wines

Bethlen Haller Castle, symbol of Jidvei wines

  THE BETHLEN - HALLER CASTLE Symbol of Jidvei wines The Bethlen – Haller Castle lies in Cetatea de Balta, Alba County, half the distance between Tarnaveni and Blaj. Built between 1570 and 1580 in the north-east of the village, the castle was completely redone between 1615 and 1624 by count Stefan Bethlen who based [...]

 

Cetatea Alba Carolina The White Fortress

Cetatea Alba Carolina The White Fortress

    ALBA CAROLINA FORTRESS   The “Golden Grape” wine contest offered me the possibility to visit Cetatea Alba Carolina (The White Fortress) -in the medieval City of Alba Iulia on Citadelei Hill, which is considered to be one of the seven wonders of Romania.   The interior of the castle was [...]