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Romania Specialties

  1. 1. ROMANIA - SPECIALTIES"… why should you go toRomania? The straightanswer is because it is one ofthe most beautiful countriesof Southeast Europe."(The Blue Guide)
  2. 2. ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESCONTENTSWHAT MAKES A GOOD TEAM BUILDING ?Specialty 1 – Medieval ExperienceSpecialty 2 – Quest on chosen themeSpecialty 3 - ROlliwoodOther specialties - BucharestOther specialties - RomaniaRomania mapPlaces in RomaniaBucharestBrasovSibiuBran / BiertanSighisoara / SinaiaHunedoara / IasiTargu Jiu / Alba IuliaDanube Delta / Black SeaAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  3. 3. ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSWHAT MAKES A GOOD TEAMBUILDING ?From a personal point of view I think that thebest team building should have an element ofpampering to it and if not quite as deluxe as a spa daythen at least to be ‘a relaxing, bonding experience’. Theboot camp experience has its place but I would preferto do something that you look forward to rather thandread. I recently saw the Snow Center in HemelHempstead which has indoor slopes where it snows 3times a week – I thought that would be fun for a teambuilding day if budgets didnt cover a ski incentive!Otherwise I think cookery days are great.As to what makes a good team building event Iagree that organization is key and it doesnt work ifthere is too much waiting around for your turn or forothers to take their turn. The main aim has to be thatpeople come away feeling more motivated and/or morein tune with their teammates. How thats achieved in adirected way is the tricky part.Liza T. ( 30s, Female, East Sussex ) / 21 January 2010http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/forum/venues-events-talk/makes-good-team-buildingAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  4. 4. Medieval ExperienceUnique experience in beautiful places and times.Might be challenging – medieval games, might be colorful and sointeresting, but sure is FUN. Unforgettable FUN !!!This program is designed according with all particularities of thegroup: age, structure, interest and so on. It consists in the followingstructure of actions:- visit to old town/ museums and others, according to the chosendestination- arrival to the indicated place for the development of programsmain action- starting of the show : characters parade, live medieval music,dance and theater, medieval games and contests (tournament,heraldic painting, archery, fencing, ridding horses etc), ceremony ofreceiving prizes – everything very interactive- Medieval dinner - with live music/dance show and all the detailsaccording to this magnificent period of time.Of course BIG FINALE with a nice fire (or fire-show/fireworks).Places suitable for this program : Bucharest (palaces around thecity), Transylvania – Brasov, Sibiu, Biertan, Fagaras, Sighisoara,Medias, Tg Mures, Timisoara, Cluj, Oradea etc.Number of participants: up to 300/day, but a minimum of 30Price: starting from 100 E/participant/day - activities + dinnerCode: S.10.1ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  5. 5. Quest on chosen themeThis program is suitable mostly for urban areas.Choosing a certain theme and according to thecountry/ city history or legends, participants – inteams, under professional guidance, have to completeone Quiz, during walking trip into the city, in order tofind some artifacts. These artifacts will help the teamsto find the way to the final challenge of the day.After they will pass this challenge too, they will berewarded at dinner according to the chosen story.During their trip, the teams also meet severalcharacters that might help them or make try their tripmore challenging.Also, they receive photo cameras, in order to completea photo contest along with the given Quiz.The day end with a nice dinner with live show –music/dance, and with a jury giving price to theparticipating teams.Sounds like a good time ?Number of participants: starting from 20Price: starting from 60 E/participant/day- activities + dinnerCode: S.10.2ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  6. 6. ROlliwoodPassionate for movies ?Potential Star ?Share your thoughts and imagination … right here !We provide:- complete tour of studios- location- crew- costumes- equipment- all servicesGALA DINNER / PartyU provide all the rest, and lets produce it !MediaPro Studios is the largest complex of film studios inRomania and one of the most important in Central andEastern Europe.Program details (tailor made) and costs available uponrequest.Code: S.10.3ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSPhotos fromMedia Pro StudioswebsiteAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  7. 7. Other specialties - BucharestFor Bucharest we prepared a lot of many other programs,such as :- TRABANT TOUR – feel yourself privileged once in a lifetimeTour of Bucharest with Trabant. Also available as Trabant races.- COOKING SHOW – interactive – eat and drink as Romanians do.But U eat what U cook, so …Cooking class with Chef in a selected location and dinner. Includeswines tasting also. Available with live show - music/dance.- NIGHT TOUR – clubbingFeel the famous vibrations of Bucharest nights.- CONTRASTS TOUR – Bucharest is the city of contrasts bydefinition. But this makes it so interesting and alive. Try it !Old/new, communism/ after communism, traditional/ modern etc.This tour takes U all over the city to understand its history andculture.These, but also many other, available upon request at :contact@agnese.ro / www.agnese.ro.Code: S.10.4ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  8. 8. Other specialties - RomaniaRomania offers also a wide range of other options forspending quality time. Activities like :- hunting / fishing / bird watching / visiting caves- ridding horses, walking trips- adventure – sports : mountaineering , winter sports,rafting, biking and mountain biking- theme tours: monasteries, folklore, history and legends,Romanian cuisine and wines, etc… gets U connected with countrys rich cultural heritage,nature and life.Other tours available on www.agnese.ro or on request atcontact@agnese.ro.Code: S.10.5ROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  9. 9. TOURS IN ROMANIABack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  10. 10. BUCHARESTBucharest is Romanias capital and largest city, as well as themost important industrial and commercial center of the country.With 2 million inhabitants in the city proper and more than 2.4million in the urban area. Bucharest is the second largest city inSouth Eastern Europe behind Athens.Bucharest is the primary entry point into Romania. It typicallyelicits a wide spectrum of opinions on the part of tourists. Known inthe past as "The Little Paris" Bucharest has changed a lot lately andtoday it has become a very interesting mix of old and new that haslittle to do with its initial reputation. Finding a 300 years old churchnear a steel-and-glass building that sit both next to a communiststyle building is common place in Bucharest. Perhaps "The BigMix" would be a more appropriate name for the current Bucharest.Bucharest offers some excellent attractions, and has, in recent years,cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that manyhave come to expect from a European capital.http://wikitravel.org/en/BucharestROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  11. 11. BRASOVFringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains andresplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, aswell as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the mostvisited places in Romania.Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Daciansite and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels,Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used asbackdrop in many recent period films.The location of the city at the intersection of trade routes linkingthe Ottoman Empire and western Europe, together with certain taxexemptions, allowed Saxon merchants to obtain considerable wealthand exert a strong political influence in the region. This wasreflected in the citys German name, Kronstadt, as well as in itsLatin name, Corona, meaning Crown City (hence, the coat of armsof the city which is a crown with oak roots). Fortifications wereerected around the city and continually expanded, with severaltowers maintained by different craft guilds, according to medievalcustom.Stroll around the old Town Hall Square (Piata Sfatului) where youcan admire colorfully painted and ornately trimmed baroquestructures. Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica Neagra),the largest gothic church in Romania.Nearby are towering mountains, rolling fields, thick forests andvillages with fortified churches.http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  12. 12. SIBIUSibiu (Hermannstadt in German) was the largest and wealthiest ofthe seven walled citadels* built in the 12th century by Germansettlers known as Transylvanian Saxons. The riches amassed by itsguilds paid for the construction of both impressive buildings and thefortifications required to protect them.Sibiu’s Old Town retains the grandeur of its earlier days when richand powerful guilds dominated regional trade. Like Sighisoara andBrasov, it has a distinctly Germanic feeling. Sections of the medievalwall still guard the historic area, where narrow streets pass steep-roofed 17th century buildings with gable overhangs before openinginto vast, church-dominated squares such as Great Square and LittleSquare.* The seven walled citadels populated by the Saxons ofTransylvania were known in German as the Siebenburgen.The other Siebenburgen citadels are located in the towns of:Bistrita (Bistritz), Brasov (Kronstadt), Cluj (Klausenburg), Medias(Mediasch), Sebes (Mühlbach) , Sighisoara (Schässburg)http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIES 2010Back to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  13. 13. BRANSurrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched highatop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposingtowers and turrets as well as to the myth created around BramStocker’s Dracula.Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author reliedon research and his vivid imagination to create the dark andintimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading topersistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler ofWalachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, thecastle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count.BIERTANThe village of Biertan (German: Birthalm), first mentioned in anofficial document in 1283, is home to one of the largest and mostimpressive medieval strongholds in Transylvania.Surrounded by quaint streets and vineyards, the 15th centuryfortified church at Biertan is perched high on a hill in the middle ofthe village. Three tiers of 35-foot-high defensive walls, connected bytowers and gates, encircled the complex, making the churchimpossible to conquer during medieval times.Featuring late-gothic architecture with heavy doors and doubleexterior walls, the church boasts the largest Transylvanian multi-paneled wooden altar and a remarkable wooden door which onceprotected the treasures in the sacristy.http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  14. 14. SIGHISOARATransylvania is also home to the exquisite medieval town ofSighisoara, a perfectly intact 15th century gem with nine towers,narrow passageways and cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornatechurches. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is also thebirthplace of Vlad Draculea, nicknamed Vlad the Impaler (VladTepes), ruler of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was Vlad whoinspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula. His houseis just one of many attractions here.SINAIANestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesquetown of Sinaia, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the moststunning castles in Europe.Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and completed in 1883, thecastle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947.Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art,Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows andCordoba leather-covered walls.http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIES 2010Back to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  15. 15. HUNEDOARAThe greatest Gothic-style castle in Romania, Corvinesti was builtby the Anjou family on the site of a former Roman camp. The castleserved as a fortress until the mid-14th century when it became theresidence of Transylvanias ruler, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancuupgraded the fortress transforming it into the most stunning castlein Transylvania.The beautifully preserved structure features a sumptuous Knights’Hall, an impressive drawbridge, high buttresses, inner courtyards, achapel and some 50 rooms resplendent with medieval art. Thecourtyard features a 100 ft. well dug into stone.IASIIasi is the most important political, economic and cultural centreof the province of Moldavia as well as one of the oldest cities inRomania. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Iasi wasfor many centuries the crossing point of the most importantcommercial routes linking Poland, Hungary, Russia andConstantinople.Deeply rooted in history, Iasi has been the main centre ofMoldavian culture since 1408. The city prides itself with publishingthe first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanianuniversity. Today, Iasi is home to five universities.http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  16. 16. TARGU JIUA former Roman settlement, the city of Targu Jiu lies at thefoothills of the Carpathian Mountains, on the banks of the river Jiu.Inhabited since Paleolithic times, the region of western Oltenia wasof strategic importance to the Romans. The area provided directaccess, through one of the most spectacular passes in theCarpathians, to present-day Transylvania, the heart of the formerDacian Kingdom.Constantin Brancusi, one of the most influential modern sculptorsof the 20th century, was born near Targu Jiu, in Hobita. Although helived and worked for most of his life in Paris, his legacy is alsopreserved in Romania, in the city of Targu Jiu.ALBA IULIAOne of the oldest settlements in Romania, known in ancient timeas Apulum, Alba Iulia served as the largest military and economiccenter during the Roman occupation. Temples, mosaics, thermaeand statues, amphitheaters, the governors palace "DaciarumTrium" – all rendered the original Dacian Apulul as the miniaturecopy of the mother Rome.http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
  17. 17. TULCEA (Danube Delta)The city of Tulcea, laid out on seven hills like Rome, has been animportant harbor since ancient times. Founded in the 7th centuryBC by the Dacians, Aegyssus, as the city was known in antiquity,was conquered by the Romans who rebuilt it after their plans, theirtechnique and architectural vision. Aegussyus was first mentioned inthe documents of Diodorus of Sicily (3rd century BC).The town was successively under Byzantine (5th - 7th century),Genoese (10th - 13th century) and Ottoman rule before finally beingreunited with Romania in 1878.CONSTANTA (Black Sea)The third largest city in Romania, Constanta is now an importantcultural and economic centre, worth exploring for its archaeologicaltreasures and the atmosphere of the old town centre. Its historicalmonuments, ancient ruins, grand Casino, museums and shops, andproximity to beach resorts make it the focal point of Black Sea coasttourism. Open-air restaurants, nightclubs and cabarets offer a widevariety of entertainment.http://www.romaniatourism.comROMANIA – SPECIALTIESBack to CONTENTSAGNESE (DMC)www.agnese.ro / contact@agnese.ro
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