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What else is there to visit in the area around Tovste?

Interesting towns and sites surrounding Tovste
  Tovste is situated at the centre of a region steeped in history, with fascinating medieval towns and castles located just a short drive away.

Days trips from Tovste or Chernivtsi could be organised to explore one or two of the following sites of interest each day, over the course of several days.
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  Chernivtsi (Chernovcy)

An obvious starting point for any visit in the region. Situated in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, this city of some 270,000 inhabitants is renowned as a centre of education, science and culture.   more »  
University of Chernivtsi (Chernovcy)
     
  Zalishchyky (Zaleszczyki)

A thriving holiday town and administrative centre of what was then Poland, prior to the Second World War. People flocked to its beaches and boardwalk, enjoying the area’s wonderful scenery and favourable microclimate.    more »
Zalishchyky (Zaleszczyki)  panorama
     
  Medzhybizh (Miedzyboz)

Site of a massive impregnable fortress. Situated at the easternmost extremity of an area that, in former times, retained a Polish character, Medzhybizh served as a last line of defence against Tatar attacks on Polish territory. more »
Fortress of Medzhybizh (Miedzyboz)  - source: Wikipedia
     
  Kamyanets-Podilskyy (Kamieniec Podolski)

The fortress town of Kamyanets-Podilskyy (or Kamianiec Podolski, in Polish) is one of the oldest in Ukraine. Once the ancient capital of Podilia, its historical importance is said to be surpassed only by Kyiv and Lviv.   more »
Kamyanets-Podilskyy (Kamieniec Podolski) - source: Wikipedia
     
  Khotyn (Chotyn)

Khotyn was founded as a fortified settlement on the cliffs high above the Dniester river. It became an important trading centre due to its strategic position as a river crossing.   more »
Fortress of Khotyn (Chotyn)
     
  Czerwonogrod (Czerwonogród)

Situated in lush rolling hills 11 km southwest of Tovste, Czerwonogrod is the site of a a ruined castle from the Polish era. A nearby waterfall makes it a perfect spot for a pleasant day-trip from Tovste.   more »
Czerwonogrod (Czerwonogród) castle