A wonderful place, Pushkin Hills (Pushkinskiye Gory), is 120 kilometers to the south of Pskov. One way or another everything is related to the life of a great Russian poet A. S. Pushkin there. Apart from the estates of noble families, you can also admire beautiful nature of central Russia.
The Pushkin museum reserve includes the estates Mikhaylovskoye, Trigorskoye and Petrovskoye, the Svyatogorsky Monastery, the village Bugrovo, the gorodisches Savkina Gorka and Voronich, as well as a large scientific and cultural center at the urban settlement Pushkinskiye Gory. You can not visit all these places for a day. It would be better to go there for two days and stay at a local hotel.
If you have not enough time, you should go to the Svyatogorsky Monastery, where Pushkin was buried, as well as to the estate Mikhaylovskoye, where he lived. You should also visit the estate Trigorskoye. All the rest depends on the situation. Svyatogorsky Monastery is located at the urban settlement Pushkinskiye Gory. It is a small monastery. The grave of Pushkin is on the altar side of the Assumption Cathedral. Having been to the grave of this great Russian poet you may go to Mikhaylovskoye.
You can not go right to the estate Mikhaylovskoye in a motor-car. It would be better to go to Bugrovo. There is a big parking lot at the village. A path leads from that place to Mikhaylovskoye (2 km). At Bugrovo it will be interesting to visit the museum of wooden architecture «Pushkin village». After Mikhaylovskoye you should go to Trigorskoye.
The landscapes of Trigorskoye are probably the most beautiful ones in Pushkinogorsky district. You can also have at least as wonderful views from Savkina Gorka. The estate Trigorskoye is often called «The Larins’ House». You can see Onegin`s bench, Tatyana`s alley and many other places related to the works of Pushkin at Trigorskoye. From there you can go on foot to the hillfort Voronich.
The estate Petrovskoye is opposite Mikhaylovskoye across Lake Kuchane. In 1782 the estate was inherited by Pyotr Abramovich Gannibal, a first cousin once removed of A. S. Pushkin. An interesting museum is in the manorial house. A park of huge lime trees and elms is behind the house.