Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Travel in Bucovina, Romania

Author: Mihai Costea

"Among few people it is found a relatively small region that involves so much beauty, richness of the present and memories from the past, so plentiful, so far off and sacred". – Nicolae Iorga

Bucovina is one of the most attractive and frequented touristic zones on the map of Romania.This area, known worldwide today, was awarded in 1975 with the international prize "Pomme d'Or" by the International Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers.
The architectural monuments with inside and outside frescoes ,of this corner of the country, have been listed by UNESCO in the list of monuments of universal art.
Bucovina is known for its monasteries built by former rulers and Moldovan boyars (Musatinii, Alexandru cel Bun, Ştefan cel Mare, Petru Rares, Stephen Tomşa, Alexander Lăpuşneanu, Movileşti family, etc.), each with its specific color: Voronet (blue) , Humor (red), Suceviţa (green), Moldoviţa (yellow) and tree (combination of colors).
Bucovina is known for folk costumes, furniture, pottery, tapestries and carpets. Craftsmen continue the traditions inherited from generation to generation. Masks, traditional costumes, painted eggs, carved wooden items, embroidery and carpets are still elements of daily life.
Woodworking is much appreciated in Bukovina, where the material is plentiful. Wood is used mainly for household objects, like building houses. Different parts of the houses are decorated with sculptures, as pillars of the porch or yard gate.
An old occupation in this region is pottery. Two workshops are well known, Radauti and Marginea and also Boroaia and Dolhesti worth mentioning.
Bucovina is one of the most attractive and visited touristic areas in Romania and is one of the few regions where the tradition of painting eggs for Easter is still practiced. The larger and heavier eggs are transformed into masterpieces with intricate designs in green, red, blue, black and yellow. In Brodina, Izvoarele Suceavei, Sucevita Breaza, the painting of eggs is the main occupation of women.
Bucovina is a cradle of ancient civilization, where history blends with legend. Settlements like Baia, Siret, Suceava, Radauti retains to this day units (cities, foundations and its royal house) from the first time of Moldavian princes.
Other cities like Putna, where in 1871, the festivities marked the celebration of 400 years since Stefan the Great build the foundation of Suceava fortifications, with the participation of Mihai Eminescu, Mihai Slavici, Ciprian Porumbescu and other young people from all historical provinces, in an impressive manifestation that evoke the suggestive and active role that people have had Suceava over time on the stage of history.

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