My grandparents were gold miners. Even since I was a little, I loved to listen to their stories and legends about the surrounding mining galleries and to explore the area as much as I can. In this tour we will hike on the surrounding massifs to discover the old gold mining galleries. We will see the gold diggings marks that were made by the Romans 2000 years ago, then the galleries made by Hapsburg empire and the most recent ones like the open pits made during communism. We will talk about how they were make and how they manage to extract huge quantities of gold back in the time and why were they proposed to become an UNESCO site. As we will pass by the lakes we will talk about the huge water mills that they made in order to process the golden ore. Maybe we will find some gold...
Casa Petri Rosia Montana
I left my job in Cluj to come back in my homevillage and develop tourism. I started with transforming my grandparents historic house in a touristic accommodation, then to gather more knowledge about the rich history of my village and the places worth visiting and to obtain an certificate as a local tour guide. So let's discover the surroundings and the rich history of my home village, together.
We will start from the historic center from where we will learn about the gold smiths life, then we will go to a 2000 years old mining gallery made since the area was under the Romans occupation. Will continue with some huge galleries made by the Hapsburg empire and then will hike on the Carnic massif to enter in an open pit exploitation made during communism. Will also see different monuments made by the miners and the lakes.
The gold mining tour with a local