Coming from Bacău, along Bistriţa River, when you reach Roznov, we advise you to turn left towards the century-old forests in Tazlău Valley. You will find here a village with houses with carved porches and pillars. In the centre of the village, Tazlău Monastery – commissioned by Stephen the Great – stands white. Then, head for Războieni Monastery also commissioned by the Prince, erected on the site of the bloody battle in the White Valley. Then drive among the gently sloping hills, down to the plain, to the crossroads, at Ancuţa’s Inn. The hosts will welcome you as happy as the former famous innkeeper, Ancuţa, in Sadoveanu’s equally famous stories, and will provide accommodation and entertainment at they have always done. Once you tasted traditional dishes and got refreshed, try a visit to the museums and churches in Roman, a place where culture had its fair share of troubled history.
Duration: 4-5 days
Length: 53 km and can be reached by car, motorbike, bicycle
How you get to Roznov: coming from Bucharest on DN2 (E85) to Bacău, then take DN15 to Roznov; from the West of the country on DN15 and DN12C; from Suceava on DN15C then take DN15; from Iaşi on E85 to Roman; by train; by train; by plane to the airports in Iaşi, Bacău, Suceava and from the airport by car/coach.
Where is it? Tazlău Monastery – 36 km south of Piatra Neamţ, when coming from Bacău on DN 15, in Roznov, turn left, then drive/ride on DJ 156A and DJ 156C; St Nicholas’ Church Roznov and the Arboretum Park in Roznov are immediately near the roundabout in Roznov; Războieni Monastery – 31 km from Piatra Neamţ on DN 15D, as you head to Roman, in Girov village turn left on DJ 208G to Războieni.
- Tazlău Monastery
- St Nicholas’ Church in Roznov
- Arboretum Park in Roznov
- Războieni Monastery
- History Museum in Roman
- Art Museum in Roman
- Nature Sciences Museum in Roman
- Municipal Park in Roman
- Archbisphoric Cathedral in Roman
- White Church in Roman
- Virgin Mary Great Church in Roman