Countryside

Milestii Mici,. (by permission of Moldova Photo Series.Serhio)

Milestii Mici,. (by permission of Moldova Photo Series.Serhio)

The countryside is fairly flat, wooded in places and with some low hills. The mild climate and rich black soil are good for growing cereals, tobacco, fruit and vegetables, and especially grapes: Moldova is well known for its wines.   Milesti Mici, with almost 2 million bottles, has the largest wine collection in the world, and stretches for 250 km, of which only 120 km are currently in use.  The town of Cricova also has an extensive network of underground tunnels that stretch for 120 km.