Kozjansko: I continue my tour of Slovenia’s hidden corners and incredible sceneries

A journey where people become the main characters of their stories…

We’re not in Gorjanski, a place that people from Trieste know well, but further north-east, in the region of Kozjansko! I’ll tell you about my itinerary as I discover this lovely area, where I met wonderful people with fascinating stories. The first stop is a spiritual one, the Minor Friar Monastry of Olimje, where I…

Gostilna Tramsek : a revelation!

Among a multitude of fields, an apparition…

As you often say: ”Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”! As soon as I stopped in the parking lot, my first impression was not one of the best, but this feeling lasted just the time it took me to walk up the five steps to the terrace, where an elegantly set table was waiting…

A tour of Jeruzalem and Ljutomer in Slovenia

Here’s what I selected for you…

Some people think there’s not much to do in the north-eastern area of Slovenia, and that there’s not really much to offer except beautiful sceneries and uncontaminated nature. But they definitely need an update! To show how much this area has to offer, I’m going to share with you a lovely tour I took around…

A taste of tradition in Ljubljana

Here are a few characteristic places I discovered

I’ve always loved Ljubljana: as soon as I have some free time, I take a little trip towards this lovely city, hoping to discover something new. Today I’ll tell you all about some of the most characteristic places in town, where you can enjoy some traditional cuisine! If you’re looking for a Mc Donald’s it’s…

Hiša Torkla : a restaurant with a view

Korte , Slovenia in the hinterland of Izola.

As usual I’m off to discover new places, always different and particular and sometimes unexpected! My destination is just 20 minutes from home, but I’m heading there with the curiosity of an explorer because I’ve never been to this area but only to Izola, that faces the sea. Korte is about 8 kilometres from Izola…

In Dutovlje (Slovenia) with Josko Renčel.

“Natural wines” without additional yeast or filtration!

The Josko vineyards are near Dutovlje (Duttogliano), just round the corner from the beautiful church of San Giorgio, on typical red earth, that gives the vineyard some unique characteristics. The most popular grapes are malvasia and terrano, but there’s also quite a lot of vitovska and international grapevines like chardonnay, sauvignon, merlot e cabernet franc.…

Filip Koletnik with Atimo: only 1000 magnum bottles a year!

Atimo is the anagram of ti amo so you have to drink it with your other half

I wasn’t even able to ask my first question before Filip Koletnik started telling me all about his wine. “I don’t consider myself a classic wine-maker, more a wine creator. I started more than six years ago and I’m now at my fourth harvest. My wine comes from the grapevines of the Sirk family and…

Valter Sirk: wines from the Slovenian Collio (Brda)

I tasted ribolla and tokaj, but Sirk is much more than this!

In the Collio of Gorizia, the Sirk family has been producing wine for quite a few generations, but since 1991 they started producing their own products, by creating the wine company Valter Sirk. It was a great pleasure to chat to Valter Sirk. I tried his ribolla and his tokaj, so I then asked him…