This small village from the Târnave region was set up by ten Saxon colonist families in the late 13th century. They named it “Alma Vii” from Alma, a courageous young woman who organised the village defence during an invasion of the Tartars.
The exceptional natural surroundings, the largely intact traditional architecture and especially the hospitality of the locals attract a growing number of tourists. Once a big village where one of the main occupations was wine growing, Alma Vii is now a scarcely populated village, but yet with strong traditional roots.
People are still into animal husbandry and crop cultivation. They have big homesteads with vividly coloured houses bearing the family blazon or a date which is significant for the building history. Its streets are wide and lined with fruit trees whose shadows guard the unhindered grazing of hens and ducks.
A walk through the village, a hike on the surrounding hills or a visit to the fortified church may be the perfect recipe for a day spent in the middle of nature, in one of our county’s “premium” villages.
Did you know...?
At the initiative of the Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation in 2009 Alma Vii joined the “Self-sufficient Village” project. This project supports the conservation of the cultural heritage and the training of locals in various occupations.
Coordonate GPS: 46.05 N, 24.43 E