Signs along the roadWritten by Sloveniaguides.si
Highways in Slovenia are very modern, well- kept and most of the travelers enjoy their comfort. They are built on the tracks of old Roman highways dated 2000 years ago. That has a certain charm.
However, if you are more adventurous or if you go with us on some of the custom-made tours you have a chance to discover more authentic way of living in Slovenia. You get a whole new perspective of our local life. The scenic routes take us along some very cute local villages and neatly cultivated fields and meadows. Most probably you have noticed some unusual local architecture called KOZOLEC or even a small religious sign: a cross or a chapel?
LIPA - the queen of Slovenian treesWritten by Sloveniaguides.si
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?
Kostanjevica na Krki - Slovenian VeniceWritten by Sloveniaguides.si
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.
Dry Walls - SuhozidWritten by Sloveniaguides.si
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.
Claustra Alpium IuliarumWritten by Sloveniaguides.si
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.
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