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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

South-central Romania: Poenari fortress closes for preservation works

Poenari Fortress, in Argeş county, has closed for preservation and refurbishment works set to last 16 months, Argeş County Council announced.

The contract for the design and execution works amounts to more than RON 20 mln (around EUR 4.1 mln) plus VAT. 

The fortress attracted some 100,000 tourists yearly before the pandemic. The number dropped to 80,000 in 2020, the Argeş County Council said.

The fortress, one of the most visited sites in Argeş county, was erected at the time the feudal states of Wallachia and Moldova were being established (XIII-XV centuries) as a defense against potential Ottoman Empire attacks. It is located some 25 km away from Curtea de Argeş. 

(Photo: Porojnicu | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com
 

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

South-central Romania: Poenari fortress closes for preservation works

Poenari Fortress, in Argeş county, has closed for preservation and refurbishment works set to last 16 months, Argeş County Council announced.

The contract for the design and execution works amounts to more than RON 20 mln (around EUR 4.1 mln) plus VAT. 

The fortress attracted some 100,000 tourists yearly before the pandemic. The number dropped to 80,000 in 2020, the Argeş County Council said.

The fortress, one of the most visited sites in Argeş county, was erected at the time the feudal states of Wallachia and Moldova were being established (XIII-XV centuries) as a defense against potential Ottoman Empire attacks. It is located some 25 km away from Curtea de Argeş. 

(Photo: Porojnicu | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com
 

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