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A traveller's first impression when arriving to the Vipava Valley is a sense of serenity. The valley stays green all year long, from one side protected by tall ridges and from the other caressed by gentle hills. Small villages huddle around the many bell towers while large settlements are sparse and do not intrude upon the beautiful pastoral vistas of the local countryside.

The valley, populated already in the Palaeolithic Period, flourished under the ancient Romans who made it a crossroads of transportation routes in the region. Since the end of the first millennium, when Slavic tribes settled here, the vale has been a curious meeting place of cultures. The many castles, manors and churches tell the story of the land's vibrant and colourful history set within the gifts of nature; clean water, beautiful Karst phenomena, gentle climate and the occasional strong Burja wind.

  • Fascinating. All year round.

    Traces of time

    All across the Vipava Valley you can explore the enchanting traces of nature’s work throughout the ages, as well as marks created by the people of the land. The natural heritage will enrapture your senses while the remnants of the past draw you into fascinating stories of the life and culture of these places ...

  • Fascinating. All year round.

    Vipava Valley villages

    PRustic old villages are the pearls of the Vipava Valley. Their houses are tightly knit, leaving just enough place for narrow little alleys called gase. Stone portals lead into enclosed yards safe from the Burja. The strange stones perched on top of the roof tiles are there to defend against the wind, too. Underneath the houses, in the bosom of the land, nestle the wine cellars filled with intoxicating wines.

  • Fascinating. All year round.

    Sunshine and the Burja Wind

    The kind climate of the Vipava Valley is characterized by hot summers, gentle winters and many sunny days. Every now and then the harmony is briefly unsettled by extreme weather. When summers are scorching, you can retreat to the plateaus higher up where it’s always fresh. Even when the strongest Burja wind starts howling, the valley offers sheltered nooks and crannies where days are well spent. Be it windy or hot outside, the wine cellar is always cosy ...

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