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Day 4: Sighetu Marmatiei - Moldavian Painted Monasteries (220km)

After breakfast, we will cross the Carpathian Mountains to Bucovina, the famous region in the north-east of Romania.

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. Due to 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.

Leaving Maramures, we will have a stop to Barsana Wooden Monastery, one of the most beautiful in Maramures.
 
Accommodation in Monasteries area, breakfast included.