With a population of over 324,000, Cluj-Napoca is the second most populous city in Romania behind Bucharest, the capital. In recent years, Cluj has been steadily growing its touristic appeal, owing to the city's rich culture and developing status as an artistic hub. A trip to Cluj should always begin with a visit to Cetatuia. Built on one of the hills surrounding the city and best accessed by car, this hill fort provides incredible panoramic views of Cluj-Napoca and is especially mesmerising at sunrise. Once viewed from afar, the next step is to see Cluj's architecture close up. Hop back in the car and drive down to the National Theatre, Church of St Michael and the Museum Square to see some examples of the beautiful buildings on show. Cluj is not only famed for its permanent features however, and every year a number of festivals spring up in and around the city, including the Transylvania International Film Festival, Jazz in the Park and Electric Castle.
Serviced by the nearby Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport, Cluj is easily accessible by air, with many of Europe's main airports offering direct flights. Once arrived at Cluj-Napoca Airport, the best way to get into town is by car. Rent.it offers a hassle free car rental service direct from the airport. Travellers are asked to book in advance and receive instructions on how to pick up their vehicle.
Cluj city centre is only a 12 minute drive from the airport, so after picking up a car it won't be long until you can jump straight into the architecture, culture and attractions that Cluj-Napoca has to offer. Having access to a vehicle from Rent.it not only allows quick and convenient travel between the inner city attractions, but also provides the freedom to venture outside the city to explore the fantastic countryside and rural attractions that this area of Romania boasts. The Apuseni Mountains and Maramureş are both reachable by car, as are the small and interesting towns of Transylvania to the south of Cluj. Hiring a car it certainly recommended, so visit Rent.it today, to secure your travel plans.