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Everyone heard about the interesting and magical land of Transylvania! And yes, it should be on the traveler’s bucket list. Beyond the legends, interesting history or the romantic medieval towns, there is a lot more to see and experience. Roaming on Transylvanian Highlands, you’ll find yourself in infinite silence and wonderful views of the beautiful Saxon villages and their fortified churches.
Every place has a story and I can take you deep inside the local’s life to find out how come Prince Charles loves coming here or how small communities came back to life, taking good care of their culture, crafts, and traditional homes. If you add up the wonderful local cuisine, the people, the places, unknown photo spots and the good vibes, you’ll never want to leave this place!
If your interests are history, medieval life and architecture, romantic getaways, local culture and cuisine, here you have it and I know all the right places!
Maramures is a living museum and it offers a real journey back in time.
Because Maramureş was, until fairly recently, isolated from the rest of Romania, it developed its own traditions and culture and these survived much longer than in the rest of Europe. Strip farming is still practiced using hand tools and even the feudal system lasted until the mid 19th century. Craftsmen and women still work from their own homes as they have for centuries and, where necessary, their machinery is still powered from water wheels. As if this wasn’t enough, many of the women still wear their colourful traditional costumes, especially for visiting church on Sunday morning.
Maramures also has a great skills for wood carving. Here you’ll see majestic wooden carved gates, but also 8 UNESCO Wooden churches .
We will be there for you to understand them, to enhance your cultural experience, we’ll join the locals at their daily activities and we will share with you all the hidden and unique gems.
Bucovina, among it’s beautiful landscape is especially famous for the Painted Churches, Unesco Monuments. The churches with external mural paintings of northern Moldavia, built from the late 15th century to the late 16th century, are masterpieces inspired by Byzantine art. These eight churches of northern Moldavia are unique in Europe. They are authentic and particularly well preserved. Far from being mere wall decorations, the paintings form a systematic covering on all the facades and represent complete cycles of religious themes. Their exceptional composition, the elegance of the characters, and the harmony of the colours blend perfectly with the surrounding countryside.
Here, we’ll admire beautiful sights on different mountain passes, and we’ll see a completely different architecture (Moldavian). Many locals here are called “Hutzuli” (old Ukranian ethnicity), they speak old Ukranian, have different traditional costumes and most of the women make painted eggs with wax. Many of them reached the level of amazing art. We will attend a workshop at the locals, where we can learn everything about this craft. There are also a couple of Egg Museums, which have very impressive collections of decorated eggs from all over the world.