Recognising the value of these historic
and natural treasures Slovenia has active programmes for their protection
and conservation; and for welcoming visitors.
In Dolenjska and Bela krajina, Slovenia's
southern provinces, history is particularly coloured by years of
resistance to foreign rule and invasion; and by a strong pride in
Slovenian identity. You will find a fascinating heritage of historic
places, archaeology, rural tradition, religion, festivals and cultural
Combine this with stunning countryside,
perfect for walking, cycling, river fishing, boating or just relaxing
in; good local wine and food; and friendly, hospitable hosts, and
you have the makings of an excellent holiday.
Set off on a gentle journey of discovery
- along a Heritage Trail of your own making through Dolenjska and
Discover castles and medieval monasteries,
traditional villages with decorated churches, spas and busy market
towns. Try exploring along rivers and quiet paths. Look out for
buzzards flying over river gorges and listen for nightingales. Enjoy
a wealth of festivals and fairs, arts and crafts.