Places of Interest
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surrounded by the tall pine trees of the Ucka Mountain, embodies the spirit of the Mediterranean. This picturesque town was one of the earliest settlements in this region, serving as a major shipbuilding centre in the early Middle Ages. Its rich history can be seen in its architecture; the Old Town features churches dating back for centuries and the Austro-Hungarian influence of the 19th century can be seen in the design of the many villas.
is one of the most visited attractions in Slovenia. visitors can explore 21km of passages, galleries, magnificent halls and beautiful subterranean landscapes, embellished with stalactites and limestone sculptures. It is also the only cave in the world to offer a unique and adventurous ride with a special train, which covers 3.7km of track.
Lipica Stud Farm
is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds, the Lipizzaners. Established in the 16th century, the estate was primarily used by noble families as a private horse breeding facility, but today the general public have equal opportunity to stroll the well-tended grounds, visit the spotless stables and paddocks and witness the famous Lipizzan horses in action.
Pitvice Lakes National Park,
with its unique features and natural surroundings, is a world Natural Heritage Site and consists of a series of upper and lower lakes, rivers, streams, forest and caves. The park also features a restaurant with a pleasant terrace providing fantastic views of the upper lakes and the abundant flora and fauna surrounding them.
is located in the heart of the western coast of Istria and its stone streets, the remains of ancient temples, forums and other beautiful buildings preserved from ancient times, testify to its many rulers. The 6th century Euphrasian Basilica is the most valuable cultural and historical monument in Istria and is a UNESCO World Heritage monument.
boasts a wealth of historic buildings and monuments; most famous is its remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian and scene of many gladiator fights. Today it has a much more sedate function, serving as a venue for summer festivals and concerts. Another interesting feature of Pula is the Zerostrasse, a series of underground tunnels built during WW1 as a shelter for its citizens and ammunition storage. Some sections are open to the public and there is an exhibition in the centre.