Things to see and do - Slovenia
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Slovenia Travel guide
Slovenia : Michelin's recommendations
Slovenia, nestled in the Julian Alps and stretching down to the shores of the Mediterranean, is small in size -barely 20 000 km2- yet huge in its diversity.
What is the common denominator between the Alpine landscapes of Triglav National Park, like a postcard of Switzerland, and the coastline with its Italian flavour? Or between a ride down the Soča rapids and the feeling you get when looking at the frescoes in Holy Trinity Church? None - but Slovenia has all of this to offer and more.
A member of the European Union since 2004, it boasts 58 % of its territory in forest land, a national park, regional nature parks, stunning mountain lakes like the ones at Bled and Bohinj, and 6,000 karstic caves. This is a place that was made for nature-lovers!
The country also has a great deal to offer culturally speaking. Its history and multicultural background (Slavic, Hungarian, Romanesque and Germanic) have left behind a striking architectural legacy that is sure to enchant you, from the ramparts of Predjama troglodyte castle to the Secession façades in peaceful Ljubljana. And there's no risk of getting lost on your quiet stroll through the medieval towns of Ptuj and Škofja Loka because Slovenian towns are built on a human scale.
And don't forget to enjoy the culinary specialities that can be sampled in its inns and farms, another way to enjoy every moment of your trip to this little country that has remained sheltered from the hordes of tourists.
Slovenia : Must-see towns and regions
A friendly atmosphere prevails in Ljubljana, Slovenia's small capital. Wander about the picturesque streets of this colourful little town. Each area has its own historical identity: medieval, Baroque ...
The oldest vine in the world clings to the façade of an inn in Maribor. Why not hire a bicycle to explore the banks of the Drava River or visit the old town? A sumptuous setting and a town endowed wit...
Kurent, the carnival held at the end of winter, is not the only attraction of Ptuj, a medieval town with a perfectly preserved centre. The fortified Baroque castle is another, as are the countless and...
Astounding Idrija! This little mining town's Municipal Museum was crowned Europe's best technical and industrial museum and is well worth the trip for its informative and fascinating displays. Also vi...
A centre for skiing and ski jumping since 1934, the resort of Kranjska Gora is nestled in the magnificent valley of Sava Dolinka at the foot of the Julian Alps. It also has numerous attractions in sum...
Linhartov Square in the town of Radovljica, lined with sumptuous buildings, will without a doubt bring you under its spell. Head to the Apiculture Museum to find out all you ever wanted to know about ...
Skofja Loka is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in the country along with Ptuj and Piran. It was rebuilt in 1511 and has remained intact ever since! Stroll about the little streets, take in t...
Nestled in the bend of the Krka, in the heart of a lovely landscape of green hills and peaceful rivers occasionally disturbed by rapids and natural dams, Novo Mesto will also seduce you with its cultu...