Slovenia

Things To Do In Lake Bled When You Visit Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things To Do In Lake Bled When You Visit Slovenia The Church On Bled IslandThere are several great things to do in Lake Bled. It’s a destination that had been on both our bucket lists for a very long time. And we are delighted to say we weren’t disappointed. The setting is even more picturesque in real life.Located on the edge of the Triglav National Park, Lake Bled with its crystal clear waters, a tiny island, mountainous backdrop, and castle…

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Best Things To Do in Piran, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Best Things To Do in Piran, Slovenia Houses, Bars and Restaurants On The Waterfront of Piran, SloveniaPiran, located on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, is a must-visit. There’s so much to see and do in this gorgeous old town that’s jam-packed with charming Venetian architecture. Venetian? Thought we were in Slovenia!Well, Piran which is one of Slovenia’s oldest towns, was part of the Venetian Republic from 1283 to 1797. Ah, so that explains the gorgeous Venetian influence. After that, it fell under…

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See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village – Retirement Travel Article

See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village The charmingly picturesque town of Skofja Loka, meaning Bishop’s Meadows, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval city in Slovenia. Located roughly halfway between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, this delightful town is certainly worth a visit.Skofja LokaA Little HistoryThe first written records of what was once the bustling market town of Skofja Loka date back to 1248. Although mentions of the town date as far back to 973!Škofja Loka gained its city rights…

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Slovenian Food and Wine Is Amazing! Here is What To Try – Retirement Travel Article

Slovenian Food and Wine Is Amazing! Here is What To Try There were so many highlights during our week in Slovenia. But one thing that consistently stood out was the food – oh, and the wine too, and the cakes!We had no idea how good Slovenian food and wine was going to be and were very pleasantly surprised. We love trying out local food whenever we travel, and it was great having local guide Mateja from https://mateja-travel.com introducing us to new dishes.Several…

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A Castle in A Cave! Predjama Castle in Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

A Castle in A Cave! Predjama Castle in Slovenia Predjama Castle in SloveniaIf you enjoy visiting caves and you like visiting castles, you will love Predjama Castle, the world’s largest cave castle.This incredible renaissance castle is more than 800 years old, although there’s evidence that humans actually inhabited this cave from as early as the Stone Age.The Slovenian name for Predjama Castle is Predjamski Grad, which means “the castle in front of the cave.” Sounds more romantic when said in…

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Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! – Retirement Travel Article

Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! We have often heard about the many great things to do in Slovenia, so when Mateja, from Mateja Travel, invited us to visit, we didn’t need to be asked twice; well, actually come to think of it, we did.The first time Mateja contacted us was to say, “Come and run in the Bovec marathon in September.” Tempting as it was, photos of the region looked absolutely gorgeous; there was no way…

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Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia View of the City From Ljubljana CastleThere are so many things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and largest city. It’s a town that’s best explored on foot. It’s not a large city, but when you do tire from walking, you’re never too far away from one of many riverside bars or cafes.Ljubljana owes much of its current charm to a catastrophe. In 1895, a devastating earthquake reduced much of the area to ruins.…

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