Cerkno, Zakriž, Zakojca, Ravne
Cerkno is a delight to discover with its cottage
gardens, old houses and a fine Baroque church. Regional history
is explored in the Museum with displays on local Partisan activity,
valuable archaeological finds, and the colourful Carnival "Pust".
Important people and events are recalled in commemorative plaques
throughout the town, and a steep path to the Partisan memorial offers
fine views of the town and the ancient earthworks on the opposite
Villages to the northwest of Cerkno offer their own treasures.
The church in Zakriž and its neighbouring farm date from the 18th
century and a plaque on No. 5 denotes its use as a Partisan press.
At the western edge of the village there is a fine example of a
typical fruit-drying kiln, still in use today. The Church of St.
Ulric in Ravne has an unusual exterior stair to the organ loft and
the interior walls have traces of Baroque frescoed medallions. Continue
north through a high valley to the hamlet of Zakojca for a visit
to the France Bevk house. The former home of this famous writer
is now a charming museum of early 20th century life and a record
of Bevk's life and work.