In 2005, Paolo and Giovanna Bassetti decided carefully to restore a few houses in Copşa Mare. These are part of a sustainable project that will, through conservation and tourism development, help protect this part of Europe. The collaboration and enthusiasm of the local people has been fundamental in understanding and valuing their cultural heritage. Giovanna and Paolo Bassetti destroyed two Land Rovers in their year-long search for just the right property. But after visiting around 30 villages, in 2005 they finally found what they were looking for in this peaceful hamlet, which is dominated by a 14th-century fortified church and stands at the edge of a vast forest on the Tarnava Plateau.Copsa Mare Guesthouses today offer a perfect heaven for relaxation and discovery in the heart of Transylvania. All houses have been restored according to the traditional architecture, decorated with local furniture and provided with the comfort of modern lifestyle. Copsa Mare is an unique unspoilt Saxon village situated near Biertan, UNESCO Heritage Site.