The location of Alma-Via Guesthouse and Restaurant is in the lovely village of Alma Vii, right in the center of Transylvania, Romania.
Alma Vii, remotely located at the end of a small country road and surrounded by rolling hills, lies in the middle of “Saxonland”. This is a romantic part of central Transylvania, with colourful villages, golden cornfields and fortified churches. A journey to Alma Vii is always a journey to slow down, unwind and refresh.
There are many myths as to how Alma Vii got its name – some say it comes from the Hungarian word “alma” for “apple”, as the village has always been surounded by lush fruit orchards; some see a connection between “vii” and “wine”. Others say the settlement was founded by a girl called Helma, who was chased out of her neighbouring hometown, and built herself a new home on the site which is now Alma Vii – “Helma´s Vineyard”. Nobody knows for sure, which just adds to the slightly mystical air that seems to surround Transylvanian villages. Best to come and find out for yourself!