Saxon Fortified Churches from Transylvania

 For a week we will  travel through Transylvania, the land inhabited by Transylvanian Saxons and Romanians, we will admire many of their achievements. We will also see some places related to Dracula's legend, but also to the place connected to Vallachia's ruler, Vlad Tepes, which  inspired the legend.

Transylvania is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Carpathian Basin. 

In the world it has been associated with vampires, chiefly due to the influence of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula as well its later film adaptations.

Its area is roughly 100,000 km2. The Carpathian Mountains, reaching above 2,000 meters in places, form its boundary to the east and the south, separating it from the Romanian regions of Moldavia and Wallachia. Easy to cross hill country borders it to the north, while to the west its limits are defined by the Great Hungarian Plain.

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Maramures Traditions

Maramures, a mythical county, with traditions and culture well kept. We'll see some of the eight wooden churches from UNESCO List of World Heritage and we'll be in touch with the locals and their traditions habits. We'll see the black humor from Merry Cemetery and the Prison-Museum from Sighet. 

For a week we'll be translated in XIX-th Century, in a traditional society with people working on the field, using traditional iron tools for it and living in wooden houses.

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Return to Nature- Live like 100 years ago

Romania Transylvania Guide 

Located in the center of Transylvania, Trascau Mountains show a great variety of limestone landscape pattern and very rich fauna and flora, including large predators. 
The area takes the shape of an open air museum. Here is possible to see a multitude of examples of popular traditions and customs: water mills, oxen-pulled carts and houses that are hundreds of years old, all the above in perfect harmony with the landscape.

We will walk through Trascau Nature Park for 8 days. Our guides, specialized in protected species, herbs, mushrooms and geology will show you nice landscapes, protected species and the traditional way of life.

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Roman Roads in Apuseni Mountains

roman_roads_romania  Imagine that you are translated in year 131 in a roman settlement called Alburnus Maior (Rosia Montana). After the Dacian Wars in 105-106, the romans started to extract the gold form the famous golden mines form Apuseni Mountains, in Dacia. Here were found the famous wax tablets that contained mines concession contracts. Visiting the roman mines we’ll be translated 2000 years back, in the eflourishing period of roman colonization. 

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