Where to go in May? To the Voronezh region!
Everyone knows about this area – someone drove it on the way to the Black Sea resorts and admired the beautiful Don from the window of a train or car, someone rested in the local ones – very decent! – boarding houses and sanatoriums, many have relatives living there, supplying wonderful sunflower oil and lard, and someone has already traveled through this wonderful land and knows firsthand about its protected corners.
So those who have already been to the Black Earth region in Voronezh will definitely return there again and again in order to … … To breathe again the enticing smells of the steppe grasses, to see the unique castle of the granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I with the ghost living there, to feel the coolness of the chalky vaults of the ancient cave churches of Belogorye , feel like a caravan driver and walk through the desert (one hundred hectares of quartz sand with real dunes!) … Divnogorsk Assumption Monastery
Here is a review of a trip to Voronezh land written by a tourist from Belgium: “… a unique place! The territory on which two Belgium will fit and packed to the brim with interesting things. Temples and churches in caves, ancient monasteries, chalk quarries and canyons, a piece of old England and a reserve with beavers, a mammoth … And flowers in the fields and on the sidelines, and around – Wangogow sunflowers … And what a delicious ice cream in small village shops … “.
If we remove the strange habit of measuring our territory with our countries, he, this tourist, is right – the Voronezh region is really unique. There is “Russian Palestine” – the village of Kostomarovo, one of the oldest settlements of Pridonia, which is located under the so-called “Mount Tabor”. You will be there, be sure to go up to Calvary and stand at the cross. In this cross everyone sticks notes with requests – I do not know if this helps or not. And around the cross grows “incense” grass imported from Athos. Rub it between your fingers and … “Your fingers smell like incense …”. Voronezh region Don river
There is Divnogorye, where you can personally see the physical and geographical border – at the top begins the Central Russian Upland, and below lies the Oka-Don Lowland. There are many-meter giants – chalk remnants. Once there were about 20, now there are 6. Locals call them Divas, hence Divnogorye … There is a beautiful and quiet old town Pavlovsk, built by prisoners captured by Peter in the Battle of Poltava. It is Pavlovsk that is considered the birthplace of the Russian fleet, the first Russian ships were built at the Pavlovsk shipyard, and cannons, cores and bells were cast at Pavlovsk factories … There is the Venevitinovs estate, one of the owners of which, Dmitry Vladimirovich Venevitinov, poet and philosopher, was Pushkin’s cousin.
Alexander Sergeyevich wrote his Vladimir Lensky from him … And – how everything is intertwined! – In this estate she served as a governess, taught children secular manners and taught them literature Lilian Voynich, the future author of the once famous novel “Gadfly”. Venevitinov Manor Photo: ru.wikipedia.org There is still … But, probably enough to list, you already understood – in the Voronezh region there is everything. That same Belgian tourist ended his review like this: “… you must definitely return here! I have already informed my bride that we will make our honeymoon in this blessed land. I will not regret any money for this … “. Apparently, he was cured of European stinginess in Voronezh, where there is a special “Medical chair for greed No. 0001”. Incidentally, I also sat on it. The wife is happy. “Therapeutic chair of greed No. 0001”
So while the crisis is raging everywhere, we are being sanctioned and not very welcome in Europe, take a chance and visit the amazing region – Voronezh region. May days there are spring blossoms, and it’s not very hot yet. I guarantee – you will not regret it!