Come with us to a fairytale landscape steeped in time. Where towns and villages seem like they have just stepped out of the Middle Ages. A peasant culture still thrives
in the scenic countryside, and Saxon villages feature stone churches and monasteries that date back more than 500 years. The rocky peaks of Transylvania are loaded with castles perched high on the
hilltops. This region truly feels like you have traveled back in time. The Carpathian Mountains are still home to Europe's largest population of brown bears as well as lynx and wolves. Horse-drawn
carts ply the dirt roads and shepherds tend their flocks. In fact, we have timed our trip to coincide with a centuries-old festival commemorating the descent of the sheep from the high mountains.
Romania is a country of medieval castles, Gothic churches, and charming towns,
all hidden among some of the most enigmatic landscapes of southeastern
...the country's dense forests and snow-capped peaks are perfect settings
for the folklore that emanates from nearly every region
~ Caitlin Morton, Conde Nast
Romania also offers a plethora of cultural and artistic treasures. Here we find colorful embroidery, intricately hand-painted plates and eggs, leatherwork, vibrant folk
costumes, wood carving, linen, and lace. Known for centuries for their Bessarabian kilim rugs, we will explore this historic element of Romania's cultural heritage and do some weaving of our own.
Dates: September 2022
Stay tuned for details.