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Moldovita orthodox church monastery, Moldavia, Bucovina, Romania


Located in the north-eastern part of Romania, Bucovina is one of the smallest regions of the country, yet, one of the most beautiful.

The region is full of beautiful villages, lovely groves of beech trees and, of course, its uniquely-painted monasteries.

Moldovita orthodox church monastery, Moldavia, Bucovina, Romania
Bucovina, Romania
Voronet orthodox painted monastery, Moldavia, Bucovina, Romania
Bucovina, Romania
Sucevita orthodox painted church monastery, Suceava town, Moldavia, Bucovina, Romania
Bucovina, Romania

What to see in Buchovina

The region is full of beautiful villages, lovely groves of beech trees and, of course, its uniquely painted monasteries. These masterpieces are inspired by Byzantine art, they tell visual stories about the past, often showing important moments from the history of Christianity, or tales from the Bible. Eight of them are under UNESCO protection.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Easter in Bucovina

During Easter time, view the painted eggs, all works of art by the skilled craftspeople from this area.

Bucovina Monasteries

Visit the beautifully preserved monasteries of Bucovina to see the extraordinary exterior paintings dating from medieval times.

Sample local delicacies

Taste the local cuisine, complemented with homemade schnapps.


Visit the village-museum Ciocanesti, to see the beautifully painted houses.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.

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