Part of a legendary medieval kingdom, then incorporated in the modern Austro-Hungarian Empire, host of splendid painted monasteries, as well as nest of an important Jewish legacy, welcomes us with the beautiful traditions and heartful cheer of its inhabitants. Moldova rivals Transylvania when it comes to rich folklore, natural beauty and astonishing history. Over the past 500 years, history, culture and religious life have molded Iasi, the cultural capital of Moldova.
The region of Bucovina, is the home of the world’s greatest art treasures: the UNESCO World heritage sites of the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries and featuring colorful exterior frescoes depicting dramatic religious scenes, these richly decorated houses of worships are unique in the world.