Good morning dear endless travellers, today I will bring you to the discovery of Romania, not that famous as Bucharest, but the most unusual and wild like Covasna, Transylviania region full of history and great food.
The blogtour organized by the Tourism Authority of Covasna started from Bucharest, where I stayed only one night after the direct flight from Milan.
Reaching the capital of Romania is easy with the company BluAir (Web www.blueairweb.com/en), which is present in many Italian cities and also covers routes that do not include Romania.
An international trip with so many bloggers from all over the world, that started on a bus for 4 hours of travel, but the company, the beautiful scenery and the helpful explanations on the region made the hours pass fast.
First stop the Castle Hotel Daniel at Tálisoara, where the first taste of local cuisine was waiting for us in a dream place. The building dates back to the seventeenth century and since then has undergone several transformations, but what has never changed is the walls. Inside, you can still find frescos depicting the family and scenes of the political life of that period. To guide us across the rooms of this Boutique Hotel we had the owner who, having left a job in marketing, decided to return to his land and give life to this jewel.
The rooms are eight and different, with a unique history and unique features. There is then the dining room with a nice fireplace where you can enjoy great wine, but food will be discussed later.
In the afternoon, we went to discover the traditions of this land with a cute blacksmith of the country, who opened the doors of his lab. Here the iron is still worked as in ancient times, with a slightness and tranquillity. Nowadays, however, it is difficult to find boys who have the desire to resume the craft of the times gone by.
To get to the next stage we did not climb up the hill, but on a horse-drawn carriage, just like the locals, who either do not have the car or use it rarely.
After a few minutes we arrived at Vargris, a small village where fashion for painted furnishings persists and at the same time remained one of the largest production centres of high quality furniture in Transylvania.
The Sütõ family is one of the most famous in furniture painting.
The polishing rock used for colors is the one used in antiquity. Still today, they paint the paints according to their traditional methods, they paint with a free hand and thus guarantee the originality of each piece.
The furnishings are unique pieces as well as the joinery work, always handmade to ensure uniqueness. Paints are prepared with a family recipe, all water-based and contain no harmful solvents. After painting, the surfaces are treated with wax or resin. They didn’t allow us to take pictures for fear that someone can copy their floral motifs. Right next to the house, however, is the church of the country where we could photograph the same decorations.
The first day ended with an excellent goulash dinner and other typical dishes from Romania.
The story of the journey in Covasna continues in the article: Daniel Castle.
Article translated from Italian by Melania Guarda Ceccoli