Somewhere in the north part of Romania, the EUROPETOUR project team is set to discover a small piece of heaven: Bucovina. Famous for its countless churches and monasteries, the north-eastern parts of Romania are center stage to our vision of developing training modules for stakeholders in cultural tourism management across Europe. To do so, we will be visiting the famous local Dragomirna & Moldovita monasteries, among others.
EUROPETOUR local host, our partner organisation of the “Moldavian Churches Network in Romania” led by Lacramiora Beilic, has the following to say about welcoming our international delegation to her homeland:
“It is a place where the beauty of nature will enchant and the hospitality of the people will charm you. If you reach this holy land, you have to visit one of the churches or monasteries that come out in your way at every turn. The painted churches and monasteries from Bucovina are masterpieces inspired by Byzantine art. Built from the late 15th to the late 16th century, they present cycles of events taken from the Bible and the Holy Scriptures in the Orthodox Christian tradition.
What is more, local embroideries, decoration of Easter eggs with geometrical miniatures, manufacturing traditional costumes are also an important part of Bucovina’s cultural treasures.
You will be welcomed in Bucovina with a glass of wine or traditional home-made “tzuica” (plum brandy). The local gastronomy is a real temptation: The traditional “mamaliga” (polenta) with cheese, the smoked trout, and the “sarmale” (meat rolls in cabbage leaves) are all local specialties waiting to be tasted by you.”
What are you waiting for? Get a glimpse of Bucovina by having a look at the following images. See you there!