Bucharest – Colti – Nucu
Starting at 8:00 am from your hotel in Bucharest, we reach Fangs Museum Collection in Colti in about 2 hours and 30 minutes, after driving on national roads on a scenic landscape of Buzau. The small museum shows us a collection of amber pieces discovered on Romanian land, here in this region, the masterpiece is the black amber called rumanit. The museum is unique in Romania and shows us the ancient history of this part of the world.
After a short stop to Alunis Church, we go to Nucu, where we park the car and we start hiking the hills of Buzau to see an ensemble of rupestral settlements some of them dated back to the Neolithic period, carved into rocks shaped by the waters.
First stop is Poiana Cozanei (Cozana’s Glade). From here we go to see Chilia lui Dionisie Torcatorul (Dionysius’s Cave, a shelter from the centuries III-IV), to find the place where a monk lived for more than 30 years, alone, praying.
Next, we see the cave called Fundul Pesterii. Here are cave drawings dating back to 4000 BC as knives, arrows, lances, spears a.s.o. The cave is protected, a big metal fence stop visitors to enter and affect the historical drawings.
After a “walk” in the forest, we discover other places such as Biserica lui Iosif (Joseph’s Church). Carved in a huge rock, the church has preserved the initial aspect. Above the entrance, there is a fish, a paleo-Christian symbol.
Agatonul Nou and Agatonul Vechi are at the highest point of the journey. From here we begin the way back to the car, descending to Lacul Mistretilor (the Wild Pig’s Lake) and Fundatura (a big rock that becomes a hermitage).
For this tour, we need to be in a good shape and have some food and drinks at us. And to wear boots and appropriate clothes for climbing in the mountains. So, mystery, nature, history and legends. All in one day.