For many people when they think of Transylvania, they think of Dracula. As in Bram Stoker's Dracula, but it is not quite what I had in mind.
Dracula is one thing, but he really didn't have many ties to the land. In fact he was a fictional character based upon a prince, of Wallachia no less. This is a fascination which, most people have. Still, he is not what I think of. Not Vlad Tepes, or Count Dracula.
Yet, there are and always were others (cultures, religions, peoples) who lived in this place.
So what do you think of Transylvania as?