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Roman Travel Guide, Romania

Roman travel guide- Location

Roman is one of the most beautiful and important towns of Neamt County. It is situated on the North-Western side of Romania 40 miles from Iasi and 172 miles from the capital Bucharest.

Roman travel guide- Geography

The city is located in a flat area with an elevation between 100-150 meters, on the left shore of the Moldova River. In the south and south-east regions of the town we can find an average elevation of 100 meters. In the west, there are the eastern Subcarpathian Mountains and The Moldavian Plain to the east.

Taking in consideration the geographical position of the town, Roman travel guides state that the clime is a temperate-continental one, with four seasons which develop through cold winters, very hot and arid summers and precipitations year long.

The city is situated on a field which contains underground waters. Although the water flow isn’t significant, it is considered the main source of the hydrographical network.

Roman travel guide- Accommodation

When it comes to accommodation, you don’t have many options: you can choose either to stay at a four star hotel like “Roman Hotel” or at a four daisies pension like “Hanu Ancutei Roman”. Both offer you a pleasant and worm ambience with irreproachable services. “Roman Hotel” is located in the center of the town while the “Hanu Ancutei Roman” pension is situated at about 20 kilometers from the city. The prices range between 20-100 Euros/ day. One can make online reservation on condition that the order is placed with 48 hours before arriving, payment is done online.

Roman travel guide- Transport

The public transport is owned by the town hall and the company “Trolleybus” from Piatra Neamt. The cost of a ticket is around 0, 30 Euros. There are also the maxi-taxis which cover all the important areas. One can rent a car from the local companies for prices between 30-150 Euros/ 24hours. The city disposes of a train station that is opened only for the national routes.

Roman travel guide- Population and Economy

After 2002, the population was on the wane due to the financial crisis. The people started working outside the country. In the present the city has a population of 65.000 residents. The main domain of the industry is based on the extraction of building materials (sand, gravel). The other domains aren’t well developed but surviving. The main religion on this town is Orthodox.

Roman travel guide- Cuisine

The Moldavian cuisine is well known in Romania. It has three main ingredients: love, vegetables and spices. The chefs are well trained when it comes to traditional or international cuisine. The locals are very hospitable and most times you will be offered a drink like “palinca or rachiu”. If you aren’t a highly trained drinker, it will take your breath away, for a moment of course. “Palinca or rachiu” is a kind of vodka but it is made out of fruits and it is very strong.

Roman Hotel’s chef is famous in the city for his cooking and his voice. He brings you the food singing old and international songs. He makes you feel special and welcomed.

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