Conference Visits


Conference Visit 1: Pietroasa - Istrița Research and Development for Viticulture, Winemaking and Fruit Growing Visits


Participation fee: 100 RON (20 EUR).

Availability: 35 seats


Istriţa Research and Development Station for Fruit Growing ( The year 1893 marks the beginning of the Istriţa Fruit Nursery, whose initial task was to multiply the vine seeding material resistant to phylloxera attacks which had destroyed the Romanian viticultural material in only 10 years. At the same time, it was aimed to develop the fruit-growing patrimony in the Curvature Sub-Carpathians region. In 1895 there already was a rich collection of types from almost all fruit tree and shrub species and parent stock saplings were produced and used in grafting valuable types.

The nursery fields and the existing fruit tree collections served as study material for generations of students, but also for researchers who worked here overtime. After its reintegration in 2005, as a component of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, the Istriţa Farm embarked on a new complex modernisation and refurbishment process.

Every summer, the Istrița Cherry Feast is being held, an occasion when students, academics and visitors have the opportunity to participate in visits and practical lessons held in the field and to take part in tastings of cherry varieties. The participants of this visit will also have the opportunity to join this event and to try the cherries grown at the Istriţa Research and Development Station for Fruit Growing.


Pietroasa Research and Development Station for Viticulture and Winemaking (

Pietroasele commune is best known for its archaeological thesaurus - the Pietroasele Treasure also known as Cloșca cu puii de aur (en. the Hen with golden chicks) –a late fourth-century Gothic treasure discovered in 1837, that included around twenty-two objects of gold.

But Pietroasa's real treasure today is wine.

These "treasures" were with more than 120 medals in national and international competitions, more especially for sweet wines, some spices, for which Pietroasa has an unsurpassed vocation. After becoming affiliated, in 2005, to the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, the university put two "bricks", rebuild the Station: young plantations were established and modern principles in winemaking were ensured, while making sure, at the same time, that students can gain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

Here, wine tastings and visits are organized, where the technological workflow and equipment, as well as the impressive historical collection of over 100,000 bottles can be viewed.

Recently, Pietroasa Research and Development Station for Viticulture and Winemaking, resumed trade with its exceptional wines under its own label - "Pietroasa veche."


Program Conference Visit 1 (10 June 2023)

08:00 - Departure from the USAMV courtyard (Blvd. Marasti 59- Building A Rectorate)

10:00 - Arrival at Istrița Research and Development Station for Fruit Growing, Buzau county

10:00 - Arrival at Pietroasa Research and Development Station for Viticulture and Winemaking, Buzau county

12:30 - Lunch &Wine Tasting

15:00 – Departure to Bucharest

17:00 - Arrival at USAMV Bucharest, end of the trip



Conference Visit 2: PRIVATE TOUR IN BUCHAREST (walking tour – 2 hours)


Participation fee: participants pay only for food and drinks served at Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant

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Romanian Athenaeum

Part of a series of impressive historical monument buildings, included in the European Heritage list, which make the Athenaeum one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bucharest.


Revolution Square

Considered the most representative public square in Bucharest and a landmark of local and national history. It is a place that combines both cultural and historical background.


Palace of the National Military Circle

Represents an architectural masterpiece of Bucharest.


Victoria store

It is a historical monument located on the territory of the municipality of Bucharest and formerly called The La Fayette Stores.  


CEC Palace

The House of Deposits, Consignments and Economy was established in 1864, following a law given by ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza.  


Stavropoleos Church

The church built in the Brancovenesc style, also known as Wallachian Renaissance and Romanian Renaissance, was erected in 1724, during the reign of Nicolae Mavrocordat.



A street with old buildings, loaded with symbols that starts from the Dâmboviţa quay. We will cross Lipscani, Selari, Sepcari, Franceza, Doamnei or Covaci streets and one the most important tourist places in this region of the Capital – the Curtea Veche museum.


Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant

The identity of Caru' cu bere is based on a history of over 140 years, synthesized by the Mircea brothers, including the founder Nicolae Mircea, his legacy and the building being classified as a historical monument.



Program Conference Visit 2 (10th June 2023)


10:00/16:00/18:00 – Departure by bus from the USAMV courtyard (Blvd. Măraști 59- Building A Rectorate)

Visit itinerary:

  • Romanian Athenaeum (drop off)
  • Revolution Square
  • Palace of the National Military Circle
  • The Victoria store
  • The CEC Palace
  • Stavropoleos Church
  • Lipscani
  • Old Center
  • Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant

12:00/18:00/20:00 – Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant (optional, booking by personal request)

Participants pay individually only for food and drinks served at Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant!

End of the trip!