‘Most beautiful villages of Romania’ tourist and cultural guide, in a second bilingual Romanian-French edition, revised and completed, was launched at ‘Dimitrie Gusti’ National Village Museum of Bucharest, on Saint Nicholas Day, Agerpres informs. A tireless travel assistant, the work saw the light of print at the initiative of ‘Most beautiful villages of Romania’ Association (AFSR).
Bringing together fairy-tale places, alive traditions and customs, kept in the authentic lifestyle, in nature’s rhythm, which, even today, make of the Romanian village the fountain of Romanian culture and feeling, the new edition of the guide is published with the financial support of the Embassies of France, Switzerland, Italy and Israel to Romania, as well as of Wallonia – Brussels Delegation.
Sucevita, Marginea, Pojorata, Ruginoasa, Runcu, Vulcana Bai, Luncavita, Niculitel, Cumpana, Hobita, Polovragi, Vaideeni, Sicula, Jidvei, Cartisoara, Rasinari, Siria, Sercaia are only a few of the villages expecting their tourists, promoted in the pages of the guide.
AFSR President Nicolae Marghiol said that the event represented an important moment of for the Association, as it launched a work including the most beautiful Romanian villages – as landscape, heritage and customs – development engines for the rural area of Romania. In a message on behalf of Prime Minister Victor Ponta sent to those present in the launching, Premier Adviser Corneliu Visoianu says the Government chief appreciates the work as representing a ‘business card,’ ‘a mirror of the Romanian soul.’ ‘Romania holds a treasure it must be proud of, but also care for,’ the Premier’s message also shows, who reassured ASFR of all the support for the development of the Romanian village.
National Authority for Tourism President Razvan Filipescu said that organizing such actions in the Romanian village provided opportunities for the promotion of rural tourism, so Romania could distinguish itself internationally. The head of the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation in Romania, Benoit Rutten, said that the new edition of the guide was an essential instrument for each person visiting Romania, also bringing additional information to those interested in the Romanian traditions, landscape and gastronomy. Beautifully speaking Romanian, France’s
Ambassador to Bucharest Phillipe Gustin said that the guide, significantly improved, would further help tourists to discover Romania, while Switzerland’s Ambassador Jean Hubert Lebet noted that the work represented an exceptional gift for the holidays.