The region of Lower Carniola is one of rolling hills, meadows and forests, with a patchwork of vineyards and fruit orchards draped over the gentle heights. Peaking overhead, one can often see the silhouette of a steeple or the traditional slate roofs of the many village communities.
A charming respite from everyday city life, go for wine tasting at some of Lower Carniola’s wineries before heading out to some of the nearby attractions, a glorious mix of heritage and culture, with many museums, galleries and spas.
Chateaux and castles populate the countryside, some of which are now sumptuous hotels, and wherever you go, gorgeous landscapes abound. Towns cluster around meandering rivers while various farms grow the fresh produce go into the creation of the region’s diverse cuisine.
When to go
June through to August sees the best weather, but the shoulder seasons of April, May, September and October are quieter and a great time for hiking.