Alba Iulia is known to be the city where one of the most important event in the history of Romanians happened: The Great Union of Transylvania with Romania. Its citadel the " Alba Carolina Fortress" has been beautifully restored and is a great way to spend an afternoon walking on its perimeter.
Historic region of Romania located in the center of the country, bound on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range. This region usually include these modern administrative Romanian counties: Brașov, Covasna, Harghita, Mureș, Sibiu, Hunedoara, Alba, Cluj, Bistrița-Năsăud
Cluj-Napoca est la capitale non-officielle de la Transylvanie. Our visit to this city left us a desire to come back as there was so much to do around the city as well as experience its vibrant energy.
Sibiu, the easy to love city. So laid back and for its well maintained and walkable historic center.
My title is slightly misleading.. the Dacian site of Sarmizegetusa Regia is not technically on the direct road from Hunedoara to Sibiu. It is a detour in the mountains but so worth it.
From Sighișoara to Hunedoara, the trip is not long if you go directly but you will miss many sites. We did only a few, wanting to spend the mid-afternoon at Corvin Castle.
Although one day is enough to stay in the old town of Sighișoara, the advantage of staying 2 nights is being able to explore a few local sites at a slower pace.
Sighișoara in Transylvania is said to be one of the best preserved walled old town in Europe and recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Romania, because of the traffic and road construction, a road trip needs to have a little bit of flexibility time-wise and spontaneity in its deviation from the "plan".
The beauty of Transylvania is in its mountains natural setting.
The UNESCO World Heritage list of Romania includes the Fortified Churches of Transylvania, amongst them is Prejmer, close to Brașov.