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We want you to relax on your daily toils and retreat into a world without worries, even just for a while. Experience charming Slovenia by tasting Slovenian top-class food and wine. Learn the secrets of raising Piran comber fish in an unpolluted environment and taste top quality fish specialties, together with sparkling wine which matures at the bottom of the Gulf of Piran. Discover the world class wines of the boutique wine region, Gorika Brda - the "Tuscany of Slovenia." Taste the delectable cheeses and olive oil straight from the producers themselves. Be rest assured, every tour is adjusted to your desire.
We focus on boutique accommodations, small family hotels, or guesthouses, which offer something more. Emphasis is laid on the coziness and genuineness of this type of accommodation. While some are traditionally furnished, others are modern. Apart from standard accessories (TV, bathrobe, mini bar), there are also high quality beddings, world trade mark cosmetics, etc.
This is intended for those who are driven by curiosity and fond of adventure. Apart from that, you have comfort at a high level of quality. You can choose from a tree hut or sleeping on hay ricks, or camp in wooden huts - all with the comforts you are used to (WC, bath, open-air Jacuzzi), or even stay at a manor in the middle of a vineyard with modern and folksy furnishing.
Stronger emphasis has been put on thermal tourism during winter, enabling pampering in saunas, swimming pools, beauty treatments, massages, health tourism, and the like. You will find yourself in complete relaxation with these 4 or 5 star accommodations and spa facilities.
The visit starts in the stunning nature of the Gulf of Piran. Guests are then taken in boats to the fish hatcher basins. It is there that you will learn in detail how to reach the high gastronomic quality of the Piran comber in its eco-friendly environment. You will learn how to recognize fresh fish, how long it takes for fish to grow, and what the fish are fed with.
Slovenia obtained the protected designation of the origin for the extra virgin olive oil from Slovenia Istria and the Styrian-Prekmurje pumpkin seed oil. You will be shown the whole production procedure by oil producers and also be instructed on how to distinguish good from bad oil. If you come during the olive picking season, you can either take part in it or only observe the gathering.
We would like you to taste a little bit of Slovenian traditional cheeses and get acquainted with the cheese production process and the taste of our dairy products. A cheese produced by a member of Slovenian minority, which matures (70 meters) deep underground, using high quality milk, without artificial additives and preservatives. It has become renowned in Italy, where it is being served in luxury restaurants.
The valley and its emerald Soa river received the EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) award in 2008. A part of the film, The Chronicles of Narnia, was shot on the Soa river. The valley offers numerous sports activities from rafting, climbing, cycling, fishing, to golf. There, one can also get valuable insight into the past, related to the Soa Front in World War I.
This is the capital of Slovenia. In Ljubljana you can visit romantic bridges, the castle in the hill with a view of Ljubljana and its surroundings, Roman ruins, and a combination of buildings dating from different historical periods. Ljubljana has entered the competition for European Green Capital 2015, and it has been ranked as one of the four finalists.
The town of Piran is a coastal town, situated on a romantic promontory with a church and walls on its tip. Its narrow streets and alley ways remind us of the once powerful Republic of Venice, under which Piran was a part of its rule for a long time. Under Venetian rule, trade prospered and the production of salt flourished. The latter is still being practiced in a traditional and natural way.
Despite the fact that we are a small country, we can boast several titles and memberships listed in world-famous magazines, travelogues, and clubs. Slovenia offers to you restaurants and inns owned by members of Slovenian minority in Italy. We are also proud of a Slovenian restaurant owner who has received the one and only Slovene one Michelin Star. Be rest assured, restaurants and inns that you will visit have been chosen on the basis of best quality.
During your gastronomic adventure, we will visit establishments which have been awarded the brand mark Gostilna Slovenija. This is awarded to a certain few who meet the criteria such as having 80 % homemade, local, and traditional dishes and 75 % local to foreign wine ratio. They should also observe criteria regarding seasonal food offer, ecological food, products with protected geographical indication.
Every guest who visits Slovenia has to taste our traditional food. Native Slovenian foods include the Prekmurje layered cake, Idrija pasta squares, the Belokranjska pogaa. Traditional foods include the Krainer sausage, rolled dumplings, Nanos cheese, potica, braided yeast bun, Piran salt, Krainer mead, Prekmurje ham, Karst honey, and virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria.