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Arefu is located approximately 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Bucharest, the national capital.
It's little wonder the area around Arefu is so popular with travelers from all over the world; the region is an Aladdin's Cave of great cities, attractions and landscapes. Ramnicu Valcea, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Campulung, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Arefu are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest of Arefu is Sibiu, a regional center and the home of Evangelical Cathedral, ASTRA National Museum Complex and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Sibiu has much of interest for visitors happy to delve a little deeper. Piata Mare, Brukenthal National Museum and Council Tower are some of the other attractions worth visiting.
To experience the spiritual side of Arefu, be sure to spend a little time at the region's monasteries. For a low-cost outdoors activity that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to check out the region's farms.
Specialty tours are a unique way to discover places only locals know. Sign up for one of the guided nature walks, winery tours and city walking tours. If the perfect break for you and your family includes being outdoors and appreciating the cold weather, this region will be perfect. Skiing is a popular pastime. Snowboarding is also available in the area.
At the end of your adventure in Arefu, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your Romanian lei on last-minute souvenirs, and bid La revedere (farewell) to this unique vacation spot.
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