Breakfast: At the hotel
You will leave the region of the Painted Monasteries and you will head to Neamt Citadel. Once, it was one of the mightiest fortifications of the Moldavian medieval state, and then it remained in ruins for hundreds of years. Since 2015, Neamt Citadel has been restored and included as a historical monument of Neamt County.
The next stop of the day is at Agapia Monastery, one of the biggest nun communities in Romania. The interior of the church is decorated with frescoes painted by Nicolae Grigorescu, one of the founders of modern Romanian painting. He painted the church at a young age, and despite this, it is a true masterpiece.
Close to the monastery is Popa Musem. Over the years has become an exhibition and creative space, established by the popular creator Neculai Popa, but also a tourist destination for numerous visitors. Here you can admire, in addition to the naive sculpture works created by Neculai Popa or the masks sewn by his wife Elena Popa, an exhibition of Romanian naive paintings and a private collection - accessible to the public (ethnography, archaeology, numismatics, religious objects).
Lunch: At your expense
Sturdza Castle is one of the few Neo-gothic monuments in the region, built between 1880 and 1904 by George and Maria Sturdza. It is located in a verdant botanical garden, with exotic species such as Ginko Biloba and many more. The whole interior of the castle was painted by Maria, and nowadays the ceilings and some of the walls keep the original decorations.
The castle is under renovation and can be visited inside only during the weekends. From Monday to Friday we visit the garden and the nearby monastery.
After the castle, we will reach back to Iasi.
Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish
Overnight in Iasi