BUZAU CARPATHIANS AND SUB-CARPATHIANS
Buzău Carpathians and Subcarpathians are located in the South-Eastern part of Romania between the Teleajăn and the Cricovul Sărat valleys and the Braşov Depression (to the north) and the Romanian Plain (to the south). The accessibility of relief, the mild climate, the presence of mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, the mountain-plain contact propitious to intense trade relations, have long enabled the development of human activities. It is one of the most populated regions of Romania, with a developed network of settlements spread along a dense river system since earliest times.
Buzău Carpathians and Subcarpathians are characterized by a dominant rural economy, facing complex socio-economic and environmental challenges which are reflected in the intra- and inter-regional disparities, and ultimately in the low quality of life of rural communities. The study-area has a high tourist potential, both natural and anthropic, streaming from the complexity and diversity of natural landscapes and local historical background. In some cases, the development of tourist sites has revitalized the country-side, thus showing its high potential to bring socio-economic progress to the area. As a result, the development of the study-area should be tackled by taking into consideration the local natural and human resources valorized through cultural tourism and the preservation of historical and heritage sites, traditional customs and identity items: gastronomy, fairs and markets, religious sites, museums, wine routes etc.