Not far from Sibiu, at the bottom of the Cindrel and Lotru Mountains there lays a picturesque area called Mărginimea Sibiului - 18 traditional Romanian villages form this idyllic area.
The villages cover a large area of mountains and valleys, pastures and forests.
Breeding animals has always been their main occupation. Transhumanţa is a practice still preserved in Cindrel. They were also good tradesmen. There are many artisans and craftsmen today (leather men, blacksmiths, carpenters, weavers or icon glass painters) who keep preserving these customs and who are always happy to share the others secrets of their crafts.
A trip in Mărginimea Sibiului is a trip in times for long forgotten, when the carriages pulled by horses were the main means of transport, a trip in a place “far from the madding crowd”, far from the noisy cars and polluted cities! In the villages from Mărginimea Sibiului, you are woken up early in the morning by the hens cackling and the cows’ bells as they idly walk along the little streets heading towards the pastures around the village. But wakening up like this is much more pleasant than the morning alarm… Apart from the enchanting landscape, there are so many other things that make Mărginimea Sibiului so special...
The inhabitants, for example. The statement « the man is the one who blesses a place » is perfect in this case. We suggest you a visit through the most beautiful villages in Mărginime (Sibiel, Fântânele, Gura Râului, Răşinari, Orlat, Rau Sadului); we shall visit traditional households, we’ll meet chatty people always happy to welcome their guests, we’ll learn more about life in the rural areas, we’ll practice hand in hand with the artisans, have a ride on a carriage pulled by horses and, of course, discover the serene life at the sheepfold.
When talking about food in Mărginime, there’s a lot to say! The tasty dishes specially prepared by the housewives in Mărginime will make you love this place even more!
In Mărginimea Sibiului every day means a new experience, a new reason for joy. We are waiting for you and promise you a great vacation!
Apart from the area of Sibiu we can explore the countryside area around Brasov - the villages of Magura, Pestera, Fundata and Fundatica, spread between the amazing mountains of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi. They are perfect places for hiking, wildlife watching and delicious food.