Peles Castle in Sinaia Romania

Romania: it is worth visiting more often

Today I want to talk about an unusual travel destination but closer than you can imagine, Romania. This country is little known to most but it is worth knowing more: it is in fact an easy to reach destination that has so much to offer for the tourists. Let us remember that traveling does not mean going to the discovery of the most “in” or “cool” places of the moment, indeed. In my opinion the trip has an added value when you go to the discovery of an unusual place, not very frequented or of which in general there is not much talk.

Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

Discovering unusual destinations, traveling in unknown areas has in itself a captivating effect.  In addition to the fact that we often think of having to grind miles to literally go to the other side of the world because our journey is the best. It’s not for sure. Let’s not forget the importance of visiting and getting to know the places that can be closer to us, also spending limited amounts that sometimes never hurts.

Corvin Castle

Romania is a curious crossroads between the West and the East; visiting it means embarking on a fascinating journey through architecture and history: it is possible to admire the splendor of the Byzantine Empire, the Roman remains of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation, the medieval art of the Horezu Monastery (it is an Unesco heritage), Polovragi and Curtea de Arges, Corvin Castle (the largest in the country) and the most famous Bran Castle of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, in Poenari, the Orthodox architecture of Bucharest (also called “the little Paris”) with its impressive Parliament (the largest construction in the world after the Pentagon), the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum and the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral.

Horezu Monastery

Art lovers can not miss the Horezu pottery and the monumental complex of works created by Constantin Brâncuși in Targu Jiu, the collections of the Brukenthal National Museum and Sibiel’s largest collection of glass icons in the world.

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Romania is also to be discovered for its naturalistic beauties: the Bicaz Gorge and the Red Lake, the panorama of Tihuţa Pass and Sinaia (“The pearl of the Carpathians”) with its Peles Castle (picture on top). And more: the fascinating Danube Gorges, to be discovered during a very pleasant cruise, the , the highest road in Romania and passing by the Vidraru Dam of the Argeş River.

Vidraru Dam

From the simple weekend to spend in Bucharest and surroundings, or in Transylvania (with its fortified churches and castles) or in Bucovina (with its painted monasteries, an UNESCO heritage), or a great summer in the Constanta, to multi-day tours that wind through everything the country, there is always something to do for any type of traveler. Since today, Romania must be added in your travel bucket list, because I’m sure it will meet all your travel tastes.

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