Bucharest, the national capital, is 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the east of Calafat.
While it can be tempting to just kick back and relax when holidaying in Calafat, don't forget, Wallachia 's numerous scenic and cultural delights lie just beyond your doorstep. Drobeta-Turnu Severin, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the south, and Craiova, 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of Calafat are also waiting to be discovered.
The best places for travelers to visit when they arrive in a new town are the spots that offer a snapshot of the culture. Don't miss Wallachia 's art museums, craft workshops and history museums. For a real insight into the religious side of Calafat, be sure to head to the region's monasteries.
If the weather is good while here, make the most of local water activities. Boating and swimming are both popular here. Tours are a great way to experience the special places. So why not join one of the winery tours, guided nature walks and city walking tours.
Get a taste of the different food options in Wallachia by exploring a few local dishes. Take a tip from the locals and order chulama (chicken cooked in white sauce) or zelňačka (cabbage soup). Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and other tasty varieties regularly feature on the wine menus of many bars in Wallachia.
At the end of your adventure in Calafat, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your Romanian lei on last-minute souvenirs, and bid La revedere (farewell) to this special place.