Delicious food, together with monasteries and landscapes, represents Bukovina’s strong points and will captivate forever, every single traveler who walks here.
Facts & Figures
Bukovina is in Northeastern Romania - between the Carpathian Mountains and the Prut River. Bucovina is situated in the northern part of the region of Moldova, bordering with Ukraine.
Note: The region of Moldova (often referred to in the Western press as Moldavia) is not to be confused with the Republic of Moldova, its eastern neighbor.
Bukovina rivals Transylvania when it comes to rich folklore, natural beauty and astonishing history. Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Moldova is the region of Bucovina, home to one of the world’s greatest art treasures: the UNESCO World heritage sites of the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina..
Calimani National Park - volcanic plateau dominated by the Calimani caldera
Vanatori Neamt Nature Park – home of the Dragos Voda bison and Carpathian wildlife reserve
Ceahlau National Park – the Olympus of Romania, the sacred mountain of the Dacians, the forefathers of the Romanian people. Make sure you bring binoculars as some 90 species of birds can be seen in the park area
Hasmas-Cheile Bicazului National Park – spectacular gorges and the Red Lake natural reservoir
- Cultural attractions
The monasteries and churches with painted exterior frescos of Bucovina: Voronet (‘the Sistine Chapel of the East’), Moldovita, Sucevita, Humor, Probota, Arbore, Rasca
The old monasteries: Putna, Dragomirna, Bogdana-Radauti, Neamt, Agapia (one of the largest nun monasteries in the Orthodox world) and Varatec
Bean soup, stewed sauerkraut, parjoale (the local version of meatballs) or iahnie (a dish made of beans), are some of Moldavians’ favorite dishes. Standing out among the soups and broths is ciorba de potroace, made with chicken entrails boiled with carrots, onions, parsley, a spoonful or two of rice and flavored with bors. And you cand miss sarmale (meat rolls in sauerkraut leaves)
Time to spend
Travelers can spend four or five days. There are so many things to do and see that you can not even finish in 2 weeks: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Nature walks, Skiing, Wildlife and bird watching, Winetasting, hudreds of places to explore, museums and lot more.
Bucovina is a historical region covering an area of 10,441 km² covering the adjacent cities of: Radauti, Suceava, Gura Humorului, Campulung Moldovan, Worcester, Siret and Upper Vicovu in Romania and Chernivtsi, Cozmeni, Zastavna, Văşcăuţi on Ceremuş, Wizhnitz, Sadagura and Storojineţ in Ukraine.
The highest peak is the peak Giumalău, with 1858 m altitude.
The best period to visit Bukovina is December and from April til Octomber
Temparate continental with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.