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July-August 2006

Proiecte Româno - Italiene
Italian-Romanian Projects
Projets italo-roumains
Progetti italo-romeni
Activitatea Prefecturii
Blazonry and Laws
Blasons et lois
Blasoni e Leggi
Dracula pe Castelul Bran
Enlightening Bran Castle
Illuminando Castello Bran
Zilele Codlei
Codlea?s Days
Les Jours de Codlea
Hălchiul ? o atracţie irezistibilă
Churches and infrastructure
Eglises et infrastructure
Amfiteatru turistic natural ? Holbav
A Place of Refuge
Un lieu de refuge
Vacanţă la Predeal
Holliday in Predeal
Vacances à Predeal
Vacanze a Predeal
Paradis Terestru
Heaven on Earth
Paradiso terrestre
Inside Braşov ? 2 ani de activitate
Two years of Inside
Deux ans d?Inside
Due anni di Inside
Comăna ? o cetate veche
Rocks and Caves
Rocce e Caverne
Turism istoric la Lisa
Tn the History's Whirlpools
Nel vortice della storia
Invitaţie la Părău
Woods and Magic Beliefs
Forêts et croyances magiques
Boschi e credenze magiche
Incursiune la Recea
The Forest's Vow
Le serment de la forêt
Ghimbav - oraşul cu inimă săsească
The Teutonic Hallmark
L?empreinte des Teutons
Obiceiuri străvechi la Beclean
Wedding at Beclean
Nozze a Beclean
Sărbătorile Sânpetrului
Churches and Airplanes
Chiese ed aerei
Prejmerul ? în patrimoniul UNESCO
Prejmer?s Days
Les Jours de Prejmer
Carte de identitate şi cetăţenie
Identity and Citizenship

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Parau commune is located in the middle of Brasov county, 20 km distant from Fagars and 60 from Brasov, within an area delimitated by Fagaras Hollow and Persani Mountains in Oriental Carpathians.
Its administrative territory compasses four villages - Parau (residential locality), Grid, Upper Venetia and Lower Venetia, localities of remarkable historic charge.

Ancient Woods
River Olt, crossing the commune from north-east to south-west, is bordered on both sides by wooden hills, spangled with beech, oak and durmast trees. The old documents speak of huge woods covering once the entire area, known as the ?Romanians and Pecenegs' Woods?.
They are sheltering today lots of animals such as bears, boars, deers, wolfs, lynxes and foxes.

Culture and Traditions
The costumes and traditions the people celebrate today go back to centuries ago.
?The Ploughman?, celebrated in Lower Venetia, is originated into certain magic beliefs before Christianity; ?Turca?, a winter costume celebrated by youths masked in goats, adorned with coloured ribbons and bells belts; ?The wheel on fire? - a wagon wheel wrapped in straw is given fire and launched then from a hill, a purifying costume symbolizing the death of evil spirits.

A Breeders Area
Supported by the local council, the mayor Mihai Popeneciu unfolds projects meant to ensure the rural development of the area.
?The commune's economy has a strong agrarian characteristic.
Since the most remote times, local people breed cows; besides, animal husbandry is what investors become to get interested in.
There are many opportunities for them here in various fields such as agriculture, mineral water resources, agro-tourism, hire, lease and purchase of infields for agrarian cultures and pasturages, wood, infrastructure, rock gas and water?, the mayor stated.






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