The Republic of Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Moldova dates back to 5500 BC. With its rich Roman military and Byzantine history, the Republic of Moldova has many fortifications and castles to visit. Come fly with Austrian Airlines to Republic of Moldova and learn the rich military history and enjoy the modern day culture of arts and wine producing. Many of the wineries provide tours because Moldova is known for its wines. While touring the wineries, make sure you visit Căpriana Monastery. This is the oldest monastery in the Republic of Moldova and is located north-west of Chişinău If you travel to Soroca, visit the old Soroca Fortress, an important link in the country's military history. Finally, as you travel the countryside, if you prefer traditional European food, Moldova's cuisine is a perfect fit!