|Mid range bottle of wine||$3.70|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$231.37|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$5.40|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.12|
|Local draught beer||$1.54|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$18.51|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$296.15|
Pitesti, situated on the banks of the Arges River, is one of the main industrial and commercial towns of Romania. The famous spring exhibition “The Tulips Symphony” that brings flowers from all parts of the world gives Pitesti its name of “the city of tulips”. While Pitesti dates back to prehistoric times, most of the city is newly-built and is popular with tourists coming from all corners of the world by the plentiful cheap flights to Pitesti.
The City Hall, built in 1933, is one of the more prominent buildings in Pitesti. The City Museum was originally the seat of the Arges County Council; however, it was converted into a museum in 1974. Between 1998 and 2004, research laboratories, a planetarium, an observatory and an art gallery were added. The 1907 Park in front of the museum is a riot of colours. The St. George Church, built in 1656 by Constantin Serban, is one of the more significant medieval churches in the city. The Alexandru Davila Theatre, originally built in 1915 and restored in 1948, is a hub of cultural events. The University of Pitesti, among the most contemporary universities in the country, has some stunning modern architecture.
The Vasile Milea Square, the centre of Pitesti’s concerts, festivals and other cultural events, is the biggest public square. The city centre is a huge attraction for both local and tourists; it is perfect for relaxation with its many benches and a beautiful artificial river, spouting water fountains, one being even in the shape of a tulip. There are quite a few outdoor cafés and shops with an array of goods. Walking about is a good way of enjoying yourself especially since the area is free of motorised traffic. If you are spending a weekend here, booking yourself in one of the hotels in Pitesti around the square could be a good idea. The Trivale Park is also one of the biggest outdoor attractions of Pitesti with its expansive forest, rivers, children’s playgrounds, a scenic environment and a lovely zoo with a diverse collection of animals. The Trivale Monastery located in the park is worth a visit. Cheap flights to Pitesti have increased the attractiveness of this serene place manifold.