Most beautiful small towns in Moldova

Most beautiful small towns in Moldova

Ok. These may not be your first choice if you ever decide to visit the historical Romanian region known as Moldova. Iasi should be by far the first item on your list, there’s no arguing there. But there are also smaller towns just as welcoming and attractive. These are the most beautiful small towns in Moldova, special, cozy places where traditions are still treasured and people have not found you the meaning of the word “stress”. Got your attention? Stay with me a little longer and at t... [ read more ]

Top 5 ski destinations in Romania

Top 5 ski destinations in Romania

Romania offers tourists the opportunity to ski in several very nice and relatively cheap resorts. Recently, Romania has made remarkable progress in planning and enhancing the ski area, mountain ski resorts being packed with tourists from the first snow fall of the season. The fact that one third of the country is covered by the Carpathian Mountains offers the advantage of multiple ski areas in different geographical areas. Each ski region has its special charm, increased by the specific custom... [ read more ]

Top 3 sights around Iasi

Top 3 sights around Iasi

I’m sure you must have expected this article because Iasi is such a lovely and culturally and historically rich city that its influence must be spread around it as well. And it is. A visit to Iasi should not be limited to the actual city but to its vicinity too because this is a town representative for the entire region. Though there many things you might admire, I’m going to present only a top three sights around Iasi, just for you to make a general impression of what is out there, expect... [ read more ]

The most popular clubs in Iasi

The most popular clubs in Iasi

It’s party time! I thought that a lengthy article about the best places to spend an evening out might quite successful. Let’s face it: no matter how interesting the museums, memorial houses, parks or gardens are, at the end of the day you just want to loosen up and really relax. Some of you might do that by going for a walk around the city, most of the others are curious to see how Romanian people have fun during the night. A quick stop to the most popular clubs in Iasi will not let you do... [ read more ]

Best events to attend in Iasi

Best events to attend in Iasi

The great part about this city is that there is always some interesting trade, fair, exhibition and so on you might want to attend. A simple search on the Internet will be enough to demonstrate you that Iasi is not a place where you might get bored. In fact,Iasi is the perfect place if you want to explore the bohemian side of you. As such, the best events to attend inIasi have a cultural component and are very much related to that dim and ancient past when everything just seemed simpler and more... [ read more ]

The most ‘appealing’ museums in Romania

The most ‘appealing’ museums in Romania

I don’t know what you are thinking of when reading this title but I’m sure you guessed it’s some other type of museums than the ones you’re used to. For me, the most appealing museums in Romania are the wine museums, where everything you find out about wine and vineyards comes wrapped up in delicious and various types of wine. What can be more exciting than wine tasting in a place that glorifies wine?           The Museum of Wine and Vineyards Iasi This museum surprises its visito... [ read more ]

Staying in Iasi

Staying in Iasi

I know it must have become a routine by now to have an article about accommodation whenever a city or a region is concerned. It is unavoidable I guess since though it is not as interesting as the sightseeing section, it is nonetheless vital. As far as staying inIasiconcerned, the offer is rich and various. Whether you want to enjoy the luxury of a four stars complex or you just want decent conditions to sleep and eat, you will find exactly what you want. Accommodation Your choice of the hotel ... [ read more ]

The Botanical Garden of Iasi

The Botanical Garden of Iasi

Among other cultural priorities from the old capital of Moldavia, a special place is occupied by the setting up in Iasi, in 1856, of the first botanical garden in Romania, by doctor and naturalist Anastasie Fatu, a great patriot, philanthropist and man of culture. The existence of the Botanical Garden of Iasi has a troubled history that has undergone a period of over a century to become as we see it and admire it today. Short history For many years, until the death of the great scholar Fatu, t... [ read more ]

The Copou Park

The Copou Park

Iasi is one of the most important cultural centers in Romania, the place where it all started, the cradle of Romanian civilization. This city literally vibes with culture and this reality is best reflected by the Copou Park, organized around a single tree, a tilia tree (known as lime or linden tree), Eminescu’s tilia tree. Though the park in itself is wonderful, with long alleys bordered by majestic trees, the main attraction remains the tilia tree that inspired most of the lyrical creation of... [ read more ]

Roznovanu Palace

Roznovanu Palace

Since Iasi was the capital of Moldavia until 19th century, it hosts a lot of beautiful old buildings belonging to its wealthy rulers. Visiting them takes you on a journey to the past, a glamorous and wonderful one, when luxury was the main governing principle. Roznovanu Palace is an architectural monument built in the decades 7-10 of the 18th century, nowadays house to the headquarters of the City Hall inIasi. As you can easily imagine, its history is quite interesting and agitated. The 18th ... [ read more ]