The tourist brand "Turquoise Ring of Russia" unites the ancient cities of the Oryol Territory, standing on the original rivers of the Central Russian Upland.
Livny is the birthplace of aircraft designer Nikolai Polikarpov and religious philosopher Sergiy Bulgakov, the world's longest accordion - Livny and the most ancient cross-finned fish Yakubsonia, a city of factories with modern production and traditional clay Pleshkovo toys.
Mtsensk is the ancient center of the Vyatichi, the homeland of Afanasy Fet, the small homeland of Ivan Turgenev and Nikolai Leskov, glorified by them in many works, letters and memoirs. Walk through the scenes of Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, touch the revived ancient craft of Mtsensk lace, visit Mount Samorod, where once stood one of the most inaccessible fortresses of Ancient Russia, feel the inspiration in Turgenev's estate “Spasskoye - Lutovinovo”.
Bolkhov is the city where Tsars Ivan the Terrible and Alexei Romanov found their love, the city of the oldest temples in the region and the highest bell towers, which has preserved the buildings and flavor of a rich pre-revolutionary merchant city. The city claims to be the bell capital of Russia. Bolkhov is often called the "younger brother" of Suzdal.
Maloarkhangelsk is a city that inspired Pushkin and Gogol with its emphasized hospitality, hyper-care and funny situations. Feel like a hero of the "Inspector General" in the Russian province.
Novosil is one of the most ancient cities in Russia, the center of water and rural tourism, the ancient craft of the Chernyshenskaya clay toy. One of the largest elevation differences in central Russia along the banks of the Zushi River in the Novosilsky District make it an ideal place for such extreme sports as kayaking, para- and hang-gliding. An indelible impression is made by the place of foundation of the city "Caution Mountain", war memorials and the remains of military fortifications of the Second World War.