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Trieste does not figure highly on most tourist itineraries,
and there aren’t any major sights to see in the city. I was interested in
stopping for a day, though, because it was right along my way between Ljubljana
and Venice and also because of its historical significance as the main port
city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the place where Italian, Slavic, and
Germanic cultures in Europe converge. This is where Captain ...
... of what was that country!
Postojna is one of two major cavern systems in the so-called
Karst Region of southwestern Slovenia. That refers to the limestone rock under
the surface that is very favorable to the formation of caverns. Postojna is
still the biggest crowd pleaser, apparently now from what I read with a train
on a track to take the tourist hordes through the cavern. That didn’t exist
back in 1985, though. We walked on a tour, and ...
... and more appealing because of its harbor, large central square, city walls on its land side, and a church complex on the hill above town. The Parish Church of Saint George is especially well endowed with works of art, including a statue of crucified Christ that’s considered one of the most important works of Slovenian medieval art.
Like Croatian Istria, Piran and the rest of Slovenian’s ...
... the B & B is within five minutes of the bridge. This will be a nice change of pace for as we depend on trains and cabs from here on. Some final thoughts on our road trip to Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia. The people have been so friendly and outgoing toward us. They are building their economy around tourism and I think it is working for them. The food has been fabulous for ...
... off after a great breakfast and a large pitcher of coffee on the farm. Our destination is Lipica, which is the location of the famous Lipizzaner stallions stud farm. It was established in 1580 by Habsburg court in Vienna, where Charles wanted to create the perfect horse. The Grounds which have a hotel and a Casino are under a major renovation by the Slovenian government who own this historical site. They both train and breed the horses at this location. As a former horse ...