“Ekaterina Ermakova and I would like to thank you for the amazing trip to Romania. We both enjoyed it a lot. Every day we discovered something new, either learned about Transylvanian rugs or enjoyed an organ concert, or visited a wonderful museum. Thank you for putting together this rich educational and entertaining program. A variety of our activities was the most pleasant and your good-natured and strong leadership allowed us to fulfill the program without missing a single event or sight. We both have been enchanted by Romania, its beautiful nature, culture and people. We find the trip very useful for everybody interested in rugs and will recommend it to our friends and colleagues. ”

Thank you again

Natalia Nekrassova
Curator, Collection and Research
Textile Museum of Canada
Toronto Ontario


Dozens of Romanian folk kilims (scoartze) and almost 300 Ottoman rugs from late 15th to 18th century, in the Lutheran Churches and the Museums of the region, including examples in the store-rooms. Please contact Stefano Ionescu.


We will visit the most interesting places in Bucharest and Transylvania: art museums, fortified churches, Orthodox monasteries, Royal palaces, medieval castles and pristine nature in the Carpathians. We will also have a chance to meet Lutheran pastors, Orthodox priests, art collectors, museum curators, scholars and restores.

Overseas participants are are encouraged to fly through ROME (which has very good  connections with US and also with Bucharest); they will be fully assisted to organise an enchanting journey in Rome; but remeber that  Florence and Naples (Capri, Pompei, Sorrento, Amalfi)  are just 2,5 hours from the Eternal City.

See photos  and testimonials of past tours. Click to enlarge.

For photos of past tours see  Study Tours DISCOVER TRANSYLVANIA 2008-2009

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