Man reading on deck, Brabant
Man reading on deck, Brabant

Located on the banks of the River Danube, Cetate is nestled between Calafat and Turnu Severin, and until the middle of the 20th century, was a leading agricultural port, exporting wheat and flour to Budapest and German cities on the Danube. From the late 1990’s, Cetate reinvented itself as a cultural hub, with many buildings having been restored, and playing host to sculptors, poets and art exhibitors.

Today, Cetate is a popular river boat destination, and is recognised for its gastronomy and evolving wine culture. Perhaps start your visit here by sampling some of the old boyar dishes, washed down with Dinescu’s Wine, named after the poet Mircea Dinescu, produced at the Galicea Mare wine cellar.

Wander through the village to Ulmi, a spot with several ponds and natural springs, to where the oldest human settlement in the area was found, and explore the small Neolithic village reconstructed here, before admiring the statues in Angel park, on your return to Brabant.