Bucovina & Moldavia
Bucovina, the north-eastern province of Romania, is renowned for the beautiful exterior frescoes on the walls of its monasteries. These triumphs of Byzantine-influenced art reflect a development of Moldavian civilization in the 15th and 16th centuries, under the patronage of Stephen the Great (1457-1504).
Plenty more to discover – from buffaloes to vineyards.
Moldavia has an extensive countryside of forests and hills, with many lesser known delights to discover, especially in the region of Targu Neamt. You might even catch a glimpse of a buffalo, a species which is being reintroduced into a natural reservation.
There are hiking routes and camping facilities, as well as good hotels in the main towns. Moldavian wines have been known for five centuries. Currently Romanian wines are valued as being the between the best ones worldwide. Wine testing experience can be enjoyed in most parts of the country in local vineyards.