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  • DAY 1: BUCHAREST - HOREZU TOWN (THE CORE OF ROMANIAN POTTERY) - TRANSALPINA ROAD - RANCA MOUNTAIN RESORT
Day 1: Bucharest - Horezu town (the core of Romanian pottery) - Transalpina Road - Ranca Mountain Resort

In the morning, around 09:00 am, you will meet your guide and depart from Bucharest.

We will head to the SouthWest part of Romania - the town of Horezu, considered one of the most representative places in Romania in terms of traditional crafts and folklore. Since 2012, the Horezu pottery is included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, being "an unique traditional craft"! While you can find many traditional symbols on the pottery vessels (like the Tree of Life, the Lost Path, the Flower, the Cross and so on), probably the most famous decorative figure is the Horezu Rooster, a symbol of soul resurrection and immortality, of light and power over the foces of darkness.

Once arrived in Horezu, we shouldn't miss either the beautiful Horezu Monastery (or Hurezi Monastery), one of the most representative buildings in the Brancovenesc Style, located at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and included too in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.

Optional lunch stop in a local traditional restaurant called "Doi Cocosi - The Two Roosters", then continue our drive up in the mountains via TransAlpina Road, until we reach Ranca Mountain Resort, where we will spend our first night.

Overnight in Ranca Mountain Resort, with dinner included, in a 3* pension.