Slapnik, abandoned village in Brda region

Slapnik, a picturesque tiny village on Slovenia’s western edge underneath of Korada hill, has been abandoned and ruined for decades. It is the only entirely abandoned village in Brda region which is a hot spot for orange wine. A settlement with 17 houses once had 80 residents but it lost its population due to larger …

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Slovenia Orange Wine

Orange wine is a big thing in Slovenia. Orange wine is not made out of oranges but it is the world’s oldest wine style, rarely heard of and usually misunderstood. Orange wine has become the fourth color on wine lists all around the globe besides whites, reds and rosés. Over the past decade, however, orange …

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Park Pečno in Soca valley

Park Pečno is a special park. It is a place where nature, culture, sport and various events go hand in hand. It is a truly meditative, spiritual place with many hidden corners and tiny treasures of nature that are revealed. Park Pečno has been developing by O.Z.O.N. association since 2014 with the selective cleaning of …

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Soca valley Railway Experience

Soca valley railway experience is unique experience in Slovenia that connects Julian Alps and Adriatic Sea. This three-hour-long train ride on the 89-kilometers section of the line from Gorenjska region (Jesenice) to Primorska region (Nova Gorica) is a spectacular adventure of Slovenia’s upland highlights, numerous gorges, bridges and tunnels so as picturesque mountain villages along …

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Laufarija carnival in Cerkno

Laufarija, one of the most recognizable traditional carnival groups in Slovenia that hold its own unique rite of spring, takes place in Cerkno. The “Laufarija” of Cerkno has been taking place for centuries according to unwritten rules and plays an important element of local identity. In Cerkno town the carnival spirit actually starts on the …

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