Great part of Slovenia is covered with woods; in fact, this is the third most forested country in Europe. The species of trees are very diverse; however, the queen of all Slovenian Trees and a Slovenian national tree is LIPA – Tilia-Linden Tree - Basswood.
Lipa, usually a huge, lush tree, you can notice with us on one of our private tours around Slovenia. Linden tree is for us the tree of life, the tree of health, the tree of victories, the tree of fertility as well as the tree of justice and mystical life. In the past, there was no newspapers, Radio, TV, internet, social media… People met under the linden trees and shared daily news, had some fun and organized many dances. There are quite some legends and one of the most romantic ones we will share with you when with us on one of our walking tours in the capital. Have you heard for Lipizzaner horses?
Slovenia, as mainly continental country, does not have many island. However, those ones that are there, are very attractive. Most well- known is Bled island, a must for every traveler. It is situated in the Upper Carniola- Gorenjska.
A monument to harsh life conditions in the past
One third of Slovenia is a lime- stone region, the area that we call KRAS. However, some of our travelers call it KARST, simply because it is easier to pronounce the name.
The locals today earn their daily income mostly in tourism industry; however, in the past the life was much more though. The soil, terra rossa (red soil) is very fertile, but generally, the terrain was less suitable for agriculture. The land is full of rocks and if people wanted to cultivate it, they had to clean their fields first.
Ancient Roman Defense Walls in Slovenia (and Croatia)
Have you heard of Hadrian's Walls? Well, belive it or not, something like that we have also in Slovenia (and Croatia). These are late ancient roman walls, which protected the inner part of the Roman Empire.
Food & Wine presenting our local Identity
Slovenia, a tiny country squeezed between Austria, Hungary, Italy, Croatia and Adriatic Sea, became suddenly one of the World Hottest Culinary Hubs. Once you are here, you understand it why as well. Our culinary diversity reveals the history of Slovenia, the history of influences, changes over the times as well as personal, family stories.
A royal horse from Slovenia
Who has not heard about a white elegant horse you fall in love on a first sight? However, did you know that the cradle of this stallion originates in Slovenia?
Most probably, you have heard it comes from Austria. Well, that was Austria some hundred years ago... when also the territory of today’s independent Slovenia was a part of it.
Situla - 2500 yrs. old comic book from Slovenia
Situla is a bucket shaped vessel, which was used for rituals and celebrations. It is a culmination of a figural art created by Iron Age Human. Today it is considered as the oldest Slovenian picture, comic book. More about the precious artefacts from this part of the history, you can hear on Ljubljana TV’s program LJUBLJANA4U. We invited PhD Peter Turk, who is a curator for prehistory.
“In the real life” there are plenty of possibilities to admire Situlas stories:
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