Prince Charles last month chose a book about rural Romania, Along the Enchanted Way, as one of five favourites featured by his wife the Duchess of Cornwall’s reading club. But just how enchanting is Romania’s countryside?
Romanian village finds that the affection of Prince Charles is ‘a blessing and a curse’ as tourists flock there; Annabel Sampson; Tatler
Viscri in Romania is a Unesco World Heritage site with 12th century architecture and age old traditions, however, its popularity is proving its biggest weakness as tourism numbers swell beyond control
Residents say Viscri, where Prince Charles owns a home, is struggling with a recent tourism boom.
Here is everything there is to know about the best UNESCO villages in Romania. Start planning a fantastic trip to explore Transylvania’s 7 villages with fortified churches now!
By investing in its cultural heritage, a Transylvanian village makes a comeback.
Planning a trip to Romania? You’ll see the highlights, but make sure you add a few lesser known places to visit in Romania to your itinerary!
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Even though 5 days is not enough to completely explore Romania, you can definitely get a taste of the country with this sightseeing itinerary.
Prince Charles’s tranquil haven in Transylvania, and there’s no wifi!; Christina Patterson; Daily Mail
- The Prince of Wales owns a guesthouse in the Carpathian mountain foothills
- Anyone can stay there from as little as £104 per night, full-board, with activities
- It may not offer palatial luxury, but the natural scenery is like a real-life fairytale
We’re hoping,’ said the man at the dinner table, ‘to see a bear.’
I tried to nod politely as I swallowed a mouthful of stew.
I was not hoping to see a bear. I didn’t even know there were bears in Transylvania.
I planned to see lovely countryside, explore pretty villages and eat lots of wonderful local food.
I was also hoping to find out more about the place that already seemed very different to anywhere else I’d visited.
We were sitting under oak beams in a cottage painted a soft cornflower blue.
This was Zalanpatak, location of the Prince of Wales’s nature retreat and guesthouse in the Carpathian mountain foothills.
After a bumpy ride up a dirt track, we had arrived just in time to toast the sunset.
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It’s best known as the home of Dracula but Transylvania, Romania has much more to offer than stories of a fictional blood-sucking count. Tourist bosses will tell you there is a whole plethora of reasons why you should visit this beautiful, mountainous region of central Romania.
And it has nothing to do with a vampire invented by Irishman, Bram Stoker, who never set foot in Transylvania once in his life.
They want to promote its beautiful Carpathian Mountains, its stunning UNESCO heritage-listed medieval cities, its hiking and skiing possibilities, along with its lively nightlife and exciting cuisine.
Transylvania is not a one-trick pony so you don’t have to wait for Halloween to visit this land with the famously eerie name. There was history, beauty, culture here long before Hollywood came to town. Transylvania was an eye-opener for this first time visitor.
The fortified church in Saschiz, in the Transylvania region, will receive a non-reimbursable financing of over RON 2 million (some EUR 475,000) for repair and conservation works.
The Saschiz fortified church is one of the seven churches of this kind in Romania included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The project is financed through the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020, and has a total value of RON 2.32 million (some EUR 510,000). Johannes Halmen, the representative of the Saschiz Evangelical Parish, and Simion Cretu, general manager of ADR Centru, signed the financing agreement on May 22, in Alba Iulia.
The project is to be completed at the end of 2019. Once the work is done, the visitors will not only have access inside the church, but also in the tower.