Vipava Valley … Golden

For centuries, the town of Bled and Lake Bled, which boasts the only island in Slovenia, have been attracting those seeking outstanding beauty. Traditional boats called pletnas take visitors to see the island and the church, which has a bell that is a special ode to love. The most beautiful view of the lake, its island, and the surrounding Alpine peaks can be enjoyed from the castle towering above the lake on a cliff. This castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Europe.

Postojna is a relatively small town in Southwest Slovenia, but it is a must-see destination for travelers drawn to unique attractions and natural scenery. Postojna is known for its extensive cave system, which boasts a staggering 20 km (13 miles) of chambers, hallways and galleries, some of which have ceilings nearly 50 meters (150 feet) high. There is even a train tour that takes you through parts of the cave system, and then you can walk through some of the more interesting sections of the underground environment. North of Postojna is a medieval castle that is built into the side of a cave, creating a spectacular display of engineering that you have to see to believe.

The Slovenian underground hides thousands of caves. Among those, twenty-two are open to the public, and Postojna Cave is the most visited. A 90-minute guided tour takes visitors through caverns, halls, and passages that were carved by the Pivka River. Inside the cave, there are beautiful karst formations, some of which are millions of years old. Several times a year concert events are set inside the cave, and as a part of Postojna Cave’s Christmas traditions, a nativity scene with live actors is set in December.

Interested in Vipava valley rooms? Vipava Valley … Golden hues of ripening spill across the greenery. The air is heavy with the scent of apricots, peaches and ripe grasses. If valley days appear too hot, the Nanos, Gora and Trnovo Plateaus offer plenty refreshment, alongside the crystal rivers and springs. Tastings in superb wine cellars make for joyous evenings in good company. Whether hiking, biking, exploring or simply enjoying nature, the perfect summer day lies at your feet ….

Located in the Slovenian Littoral, the Vipava Valley runs between the towns of Nova Gorica and Vipava. The valley offers magnificent scenery from hills and mountains, to ruined castles, beautifully preserved gothic churches and charming villages with tiled roofs weighed down with stones to prevent them from being blown off by the strong north-easterly “burja” wind that reaches speeds as high as 200 km/h.

The unique climate of the valley has encouraged vibrant viticulture, with over 3,000 acres of the valley covered with grape vines. Romans started winemaking in the area over 2,000 years ago. Infact, wine-making is regarded a way of life here.

Lipica Stud Farm has been breeding Lipizzaner horses since the sixteenth century. Once used by royals for their private stables, the farm is now open to visitors and allows them to admire this beautiful breed of horse. When visiting the Lipica Stud Farm, guests can stroll through the barns and join one of the farm’s guided tours. Three times a week the Classical Riding School performs, and guests can see the Lipizzaner horses in action.

Sticna Abbey, built in 1136, is home to the oldest monastery in Slovenia. This monastery houses the Slovenian Museum of Religion, which presents the Sticna Monastery’s history and the history of the Roman Catholic religion in Slovenia. The monks at Sticna Abbey are excellent tea-makers, and because of this, the monastery houses a little tearoom, where visitors can try and buy tea.

BLED LAKE: Simply put, Bled Lake is one of the most romantic destinations on the continent. A crystal blue lake, protected by a castle overlooking the waters with a none-more-idyllic island in the middle, Bled Lake is a Disney scene come to life.

VIPAVA VALLEY: It takes only 1 hour from the capital city Ljubljana to reach Vipava valley by car. When arriving on the Razdrto pass, the view on Vipava valley is magnificent with numberless vineyards, flourishing orchards and steep slopes of Nanos and Trnovo plateau. It is time to take your first photo!. For rooms/accomodations please check Vipava rooms.

LJUBLJANA CASTLE: Arguably the capital’s most recognisable sight, Ljubljana Castle sits atop the hill around which the city grew. It has gone under many reconstructions over the centuries and is chock-full of points of interest, but the panoramas of the city it provides is worth the trip alone.