Painted Monasteries of Bucovina: Voronet, Arbore, Humor, Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries are representative for Europe for their unicity, being included by UNESCO in the patrimony of the universal art.
17.00h Departure from Bucharest North Railway Station to Suceava with 1st class, Intercity train.
22.50h Welcome in Suceava Railway Station. Transfer by car to the hotel/villa 3*. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. After that, we will leave in an amazing trip to visit the Moldavian painted monasteries Voronet, Sucevita and Humor.
The "Painted" Monasteries is the major Moldavian destination, because of the vivid and animated frescoes on their church walls. These depict Biblical and other scenes, designed in sequences almost like strip cartoons to educate the local people in the Orthodox religion. In acknowledgement of their singleness, the monasteries in Bucovina are now UNESCO protected cultural sites. The art historians compare their artistic value with the mural paintings of San Marco church of Venice or the church of Orvietto. The secret of the Moldavian painters who prepared the colors and the techniques that made the paintings incredibly resistant is still a mystery.
Visit Voronet Monastery -the most beautiful, founded in 1488 by the ruler Stephen the Great. It is also named the „Eastern Sistine Chapel” and the dominant color is the famous „blue of Voronet”.
Sucevita is chronologically the last and greatest monastic ensemble among the painted monasteries in Bucovina, as it has the appearance of a real fortress, with towers, buttresses and watch roads.
Visit Humor Monastery - founded in 1530, is quite small. Its paintings include illustrations for a poem on the "Siege of Constantinople”. On other walls are the "Return of the Prodigal Son" and the Devil amusingly depicted as a greedy woman.
Return to our Moldavian guest house, in a dream landscape.
In the evening, you are invited to enjoy a romantic dinner in The Traditional Restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Time at leisure to explore the fantastic surroundings.
In the evening we invite you to a special dinner.
23.40h: departure to Bucharest by train, in a 1st class sleeping berth.
Arrival in Bucharest North Railway Station early in the morning. Transfer to the Airport for your flight. Or.., you can spend one day in Bucharest city to discover the Romanian Capital. End of the tour.
-entrance ticket to the monasteries: around 1-2 euro each