Place specific characters

The North East region of Romania, part of the historical Moldavia, includes the counties of Botosani, Suceava, Iasi, Vaslui, Neamt and Bacau. The place complexity is given by the perfect combination between tradition, history and religion, the Moldavian parts being especially known for the monasteries and churches of a rare beauty. The noble wine of Cotnari, the allegories told at the Ancuta Inn, the blue of Voronet, the house of Creanga, the lime tree of Eminescu and the ruins of the old fortresses are the most authentic incursion in the past and present of Romania.

The North East region is an ideal area for the tourists who want to escape to a natural environment, extremely varied. Used to the large number of tourists, the hosts welcome the visitors with the hospitality characteristic to Moldavian persons, with selected food, cooked like just mother used to make. In this part of Moldavia, the tourism  fits everyone needs, either is a religious and rural tourism, or an ethnographic or balneary tourism.

County of Suceava

The region of Suceava or the country of  Stephen the Great is famous for the stately monasteries strategically located in the eternal Bucovina, but also for the medieval spirit which lasts in the Citadel of the Throne.

The specific characteristic of Bucovina are given by the ecumenical tourism, much more conspicuous here than in other regions of the country. Only here, the visitors shall admire the unique blue of Voronet, the red of Humor, the yellow of Moldovita or the green of Sucevita.

Every year, the traditions specific to the region of Bucovina, attract tens of thousands tourists from the country and abroad. In no other place the egg painting, the “giucatul Caprei” (playing at leap frog) or sewing bundles are more fascinating than in Bucovina.

If you love the nature walks you shall discover in the region of Suceava, the most beautiful landscapes in the country: mountains with hidden sketes (Rarau), antique hills (the Fortress Hill) and secular woods.

If to all these you add the Bucovina’s people hospitality  and the food specific to this region, with borsch, meatballs, meat jelly and poala-n brau (pie), is obvious why most of the tourists chose to return every time to the land of monasteries.

County of  Iasi

The city of Iasi, the capital of Moldavia, is famous for the literary touch kept inside the city’s heart. In which any other town could anyone find a more famous hovel than the one of Creanga or a more stately lime tree than the lime tree of Eminescu?  For good reason, the city of Iasi hosts one of the biggest cultural and university centres of Romania.

Once arrived in Iasi, the tourists enter a city of arts: old palaces, with Neo-Gothic architecture and baroque ornaments, monasteries with ecclesiastic architecture and buildings full of history, surrounded by the parks green zone.

Being situated in the North East region, the city of Iasi can be proud of the pilgrimage places unique in Romania and Europe. Not only the Metropolitan Cathedral attracts annually tens of thousands of tourist about collecting their own thoughts at the relics of the Saint Parascheva of the Balkans.

Specific to the city of Iasi is also the noble wine of Cotnari, inherited from centuries, since the Dacian times.

County of Vaslui

The county of Vaslui, rarely remembered as tourist destination, is full of picturesque places and orchards of fruit trees. The uniqueness of the place is given by the natural reservations, with secular trees, by the ruins of the ancient Geto-Dacian Fortresses and by the places which keep alive the ancient history of the Romanian people. To all these, you may add the wood churches, the baroque style monasteries and the village museums.

County of  Botosani

The county of Botosani is famous for the memorial houses of some of the greatest personalities of Romania. The tourists come here to visit the house of Mihai Eminescu and to rest on the lake side that has inspired the great poet to write his verses. Not too far from here, it seems that you can actually hear the classical music playing from the house of George Enescu. Besides, the county of Botosani is famous for its many cultural buildings.

County of  Neamt

The county of Neamt is a remarkable point of tourism. Keeping untainted the spirit from the memories book, the “Ion Creanga” Memorial House attracts the tourists to let them enter into the fascinating world of the Humulesti village. The numerous churches and monasteries from the Bistrita Valley, very valuable from the spiritual point of view are still preserving the look of the old fairs. On the other hand, the twisty Bicaz Keys and the Massif of Ceahlau certify the Neamt county the nickname of “Pearl of Moldavia”.

County of Bacau

The county of Bacau, full of the symbolism of Bacovia, invites its tourists with its hundreds of churches and monasteries situated in the city of Bacau and also the surroundings. The ruins of the old fortresses, the traces of the Dacian settlements and the ethnographic museums attest the importance of this region in the country. If this does not convince the tourists to visit the gorgeous area, than, definitely the lakes, the natural reservations and the balneary resorts shall do it.

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