Tampa Mountain stands tall watching over Brasov and we begin our morning with a slow climb to its top for a birds-eye view of the area, reaching our very own Hollywood-like sign. After lunch, we head to Viscri, one of the most charming villages in Romania, that managed to preserve its authenticity and traditions so much that even Prince Charles visits almost every year. The 12th-century fortified church built by the Saxon community is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the monument is remarkable for its white color walls, that were strengthened several times to resist enemies’ invasions. Here, we have the opportunity to meet local artisans such as blacksmiths or bakers and to engage in a hands-on workshop with them. In the evening a farm-to-table dining experience awaits in a restored Saxon barn and we listen to the stories of their tumultuous medieval past.
Accommodations: Viscri 125