Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
Heritage Tours from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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To the east of Velike Lašče this lovely valley is still very much a farming community, as the name suggests ("dobre" -good & "polje", a field). There are connections here with neighbouring Dolenjska along the ancient Roman road and the waters from the Dobrepolje karst feed the source of the river Krka. At the northern end of Dobrepolje, stands the church of St. Antony with 19th century frescoes by Štefan Šubic. There are fine views across the valley and fields to the villages of Videm, Podpeč, Podgora and Kompolje to the south. A plantation of lime trees next to St. Antony has both 500-year old and newly planted trees, evidence of a continuing tradition, and for over 400 years the plantation had witnessed the greatest fairs in Lower Carniola. The visitor who takes time to explore Dobrepolje will discover much to delight and reward him; pretty churches with Baroque altars in old villages like Tisovec and Ponikve; farms with fine old wooden buildings still in use; and plenty of delicious local produce. The forested surrounding hills have an abundance of wildlife including deer and boar.