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- KOSTANJEVICA ABOVE NOVA GORICA
- POTTER IGOR BAHOR
- FRUIT-DRYING HOUSE IN GRADEŽ
- AUTUMN IN THE KARST
- THE PANDOLO GAME
KOSTANJEVICA ABOVE NOVA GORICA
Kostanjevica, a 143-metre-high hill above Nova Gorica, right next to the border with Italy, isn't only an oasis of peace, but hides a rich cultural and historical heritage. The greatest treasure of the Kostanjevica monastery dating from the 17th century is the crypt of the House of Bourbon with the remains of the last French king, Charles X, and five members of his family. Charles X is the only French king not to be buried in France.
POTTER IGOR BAHOR
A special passion of pottery maker Igor Bahor is the study of old pottery-making techniques. He has created several precise replicas of vessels and other archaeological finds for Slovenian museums and other institutions. He also uses his extensive knowledge of pottery-making when creating contemporary ceramic pieces.
A FRUIT-DRYING HOUSE in GRADEŽ
The inhabitants of Gradež, a village near Velike Lašče, southwards of the capital Ljubljana, have been very scrupulous in protecting their heritage. Several years ago, they renovated an 80-year-old fruit-drying house. The house features a built-in wood-fire fruit-drying oven, which is a unique example of preserved technical and cultural heritage. Organically grown
AUTUMN IN THE KARST
A visit to the Karst in the southwestern part of Slovenia is an unforgettable experience in any season. But many would swear that the region is the most stunning in autumn when it shines in beautiful shades and offers its delights to the local inhabitants. The people of the Karst are happy to share their culinary specialities with their visitors.
Pandolo is an old shepherds' game that spread from Slovenian Istria to other parts of the country. It is a social and sports game that hasn't yet been marred by commercialism and has been listed in the register of living cultural heritage.