The longest tourist route connecting the north to the south, from Putna Monastery to the Danube, will be promoted in a series of documentaries on the Netflix platform.
Via Transilvnica, she was promoted into a series on Netflix. When will it open? Photo: Facebook / Via Transilvanica
Via Transilvanica, the longest north-south tourist route, 1,400 km long, will be promoted in the Netflix documentary series Flavors of Romania. Charlie Utley, ambassador of Via Transilvanica, has already begun filming the second season of the series dedicated to tourist attractions in the regions of Romania, with his team.
Via Transilvanica will appear in the fourth episode of the second series, the episode revolving around Oltenia.
“This week we started in Drobeta Turnu Severin, right at the end of our connecting road, near the Danube. I returned to this part of Via Transilvanica from Oltenia, because I was involved in a wonderful project. Charlie Utley, ambassador of Via Transilvanica (indeed, ambassador of all Roman flavours). ) with his team, they are filming the second season of Flavors of Romania, a Netflix production that explores and shows Romania for what it is: diverse, amazing and charming,” they sent representatives of the Via Transilvanica project.
The initiators of the Via Transilvanica project have announced that the route will be completely completed this year, and the grand opening will be celebrated with an exhibition in Alba Iulia, on October 8.
Tibi Useriu and Anna Szekely were photographed on the road and at one of the attractions of the Mehedinți province: Topolnița Cave.
“We are honored and continue to think about how good this project will be when people like them talk about it with such sentiment and confidence. Thanks to the Flavors team of Romania, Charlie and Oana Mihai (the strong duo), Andrei Catalin Smeu and Dan Hdmdan (the therapists with cameras and drones), Alex and Călin became an inspiration, thanks to Vertical Adventure for taking care of us in a cave! We salute Mehdeniol, with its semi-Mediterranean climate, laden figs, ferns, turtles, dry rocks, legends and heroes, with the healing Danube”, say the initiators of the Via Transylvanica project.
Via Transilvanica will connect the north with the south of the country
5 years ago, some volunteer trained in social projects, from Asociația Țăsuleasa Social, mapped the largest tourist route running through the country from north to south on the map of Romania. At the moment, the road is almost finished and awaits both hiking enthusiasts and those who want to discover Romania in a different way. Alin Useriu, brother of ultramarathonist Tibi Useriu, began marking and homogenizing the path of tourism and pilgrimage, uniting people, communities, cultures and traditions.
Spain has the Camino de Santiago, and Romania has the Transylvanica Route. It is a comparison made, not only by those who took the path to the opening parts, but also by the initiators. The famous Way of Jacob, like the Camino de Santiago, is a medieval Christian pilgrimage route whose destination is the tomb of the Apostle James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and nearly 3 million tourists from all continents arrive on foot in Santiago de Compostela.
The road is also a spiritual experience, not just physical
Even if it was a difficult tourist route to travel, those who would cross it from one end to the other would be enriched. From a cultural point of view, the hiker will have the opportunity to drive in a unique way, both through the history of Romania and through modern reality.
Thus, he will have access to a different approach compared to well-known cliches and stereotypes and will have the opportunity to experience nature in a real way, from Obcinele Bucovina, through the Călimani Mountains to the depressions that lead to the Danube port.
The 1,400 km long route can bring thousands or tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world in a few years, eager to discover Romania.