- Location: Virje, Čepelovac, Maglenča, Sv. Ana
- County: Koprivničko-križevačka
Departure from Koprivnica by bus in early morning hours, as agreed. A comfortable drive towards the small town of Virje. At 9:00 am a visit to the local museum that holds an interesting display of ancient texts and a rich ethnographic collection, considered to be one of the best in this region. At 9:45 am a visit to the gallery of the famous Croatian painter, Josip Turković, located in his family house, where valuable needlework from this region is also at display. Finally, a visit to the Church of St. Martin, including free time for refreshments and coffee (10:00 - 11:00 am).
Heading towards the picturesque slopes of Bilogora in the proximity of Čepelovac, where on an isolated hill stands the country estate - Barnagor Manor. Barnagor - “the manor overlooking the brown brook" - dates from the beginning of the second half of the 19th century and reflects this historical age. The building is registered in land registry books as Barnagor Manor, and its name derives from the Hungarian word “barna”, which means brown, as there is a brook called “Barna” that runs beneath the hillside. Sightseeing and stay at the estate (11:15 am - 1:00 pm).
We further travel towards the village Maglenča in the Bjelovar - Bilogora County in the municipality of Veliko Trojstvo, where you will visit the Romany House. Here we will have a guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the history and customs of the Lovari Roma population, a small library and cultural and educational centre (2 pm - 2:45 pm). Our journey continues through the green mountain slope sand tranquil forests of Bilogora towards the smallest suburban village, Sveta Ana, only five kilometres from Đurđevac - Town of Picoki (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm), where its friendly and hard-working inhabitants will come out and greet you.You have the option of joining an extensive walk along the tourist/educational route, or you can meditate in the silence of St Anne’s Church, built on the foundations of an historic chapel dated 1710. You can also just sit, relax and listen to the calming sounds of the watermill, overlooking the eye-catching landscape. Here you can buy freshly home-made cornflour grinded from the watermill, and taste crystal-clear water from a nearby spring, to which healing and even aphrodisiac properties are attributed. Homemade goulash and “Zlevanka” cake will be served for the entire group. After
a tasty meal, sightseeing and enjoying the nature, return home is planned for 5:30 pm. Arrival at Koprivnica in evening hours.
Transportation as listed in the itinerary by comfortable, air-conditioned, tourist bus with all legally required licences and insurance; visit to the local museum of Virje; visit to the Turković Gallery at Virje; visit to the Barnagor Manor in Čepelovac; entrance fee and guided tour of Romany House - ethnographiccollection “Lovari”; visit to the picnic site Sveta Ana (warm meal - goulash and tasting of homemade “Zlevanka” cake);professional tourist guide during the entire trip;traveller’s accident insurance; liability insurance; service charge and taxes.
Entrance fees for sights not included under “Price includes”, personal order expenses.