Bucharest & Muntenia
Muntenia, or Greater Wallachia as it is known in English, is located in the Southern part of Romania, and is home to some of the most famous Romanian landmarks, including Peles Castle, Poienari Fortress or the Princely Court – the real residences of Vlad The Impaler, Bucharest – the capital, the Mud Volcanoes and the Living Fires, which are natural wonders that offer spectacular views or even Dealu Mare region which is considered to be Romania’s Tuscany, as it’s one of the most famous and oldest wine regions in the country.
Bucharest is situated between the Carpathians Mountains and the Danube, also known as the City of Joy. The first time when appeared mentioned in official documents, was in the year 1459. In 2014, we celebrated 555 years since its birth. Since the beginning, the city underwent continuous transformations, even some painful ones, during the communist era. But today, it is the most important artistic and cultural centre. In the period between the two World Wars, the city has thrived, under the careful watch of the Monarchy, the intellectual elite and the French architects, becoming known as “The Small Paris” or “The Paris of the East”.