Grad Otočec, sleeping in a fairy tale

Discovering a Relais & Chtâeaux hotel in Slovenia

I’m in Slovenia, about an hour and a half from Trieste, in a perfectly positioned location because it’s just an hour from Lubljana and an hour from Zagabria. First of all I have to say that here, at Grad Otočec, the food is incredible (link article), but that’s not all; it’s a lovely place to…

Grad Otočec, a dreamlike restaurant

I step into a castle to try some incredible delicacies

I’ve just returned from a truly incredible trip to Slovenia: The sixteenth century castle of Otočec  built on a little island in the middle of the river Krka. I’m just going to tell you about its incredible restaurant 🙂 The building also has a magnificent five star hotel of the Relais & Châteaux chain (there…

Pri Lojzetu, also called Zemono with Tomaž Kavčič

In Vipava to try a menu with autumn flavours

It was 2017 when I first told you about this restaurant in the Valley of Vipava. The article I wrote about it earned the highest number of views I’ve ever received! Today I went back to meet Tomaž and Flavia because… you can’t delay a dinner invitation for too long, right? Over the past years…

Gostilna Mahorčič: in Rodik for an experience that tells a story.

Four generations, more than a hundred years through the tradition of taste.

Here I am with my 500 L (Fiat) dated 1972 driving among the meadows of the Slovenian Karst, just 13 minutes from the Pesek border.The sun is setting and gives me a fantastic light that illuminates the small town of Rodik, its stone bell tower and the few houses divided by narrow streets. Pure magic.…

Villa Mirasasso: location for weddings, corporate and private events

In Sežana there is always something new!

“Return to Sežana. Not to the future”, if anything to the past .. because you should remember that I have already told you about this magnificent place, the wonderful Villa Mirasasso and its history, the events held here and the fabulous greenhouse with botanical garden :-. The perfect location for a wedding, really! So “I…

Rimske Thermal baths, the oldest roman baths in Slovenia

Discovered in 39 B.C., they were developed in 1840 by Gustav Adolf Ulrich of Trieste

We’re in Rimske Toplice, a Slovenian town in the common of Laško, which is well known for the brewery with its same name, for the Restaurant Pavus I’ve told you about, but also for something else! In Rimske Toplice we find the most antique roman thermal baths of the country J a jewel with a…

An imperial weekend in Rogaška Slatina

Crystals and mineral water with an atmosphere that recalls the Hapsburg Empire

I’m back in my “Middle Europe explorer” costume. This weekend is entirely dedicated to the town of Rogaška Slatina, about a mile northeast of Ljubljana. This name has always reminded me of the famous crystals, so the first place I visit is the Rogaska crystal and glasswork plant where for over 350 years they’ve produced…

Atlantida boutique hotel, in the heart of Rogaška Slatina

A long weekend filled with design, mineral water and…snow flakes!

I’d been wanting to visit Rogaška Slatina for a while, a small town in the Slovenian area of Styria, famous for its crystal, the Donat mineral water and the food delicacies of these hills: wines, tasty food and vegetables from small plots (but I’ll tell you about this in another article). This long weekend was…