sLOVEnia is situated in the heart of Europe and is the only country in the world with “love” in its name. Small but perfectly formed, its inhabitants love the outdoors – which is hardly surprising when you see the wealth of natural beauty.
Firstly Piran – surrounded by a medieval wall and situated by the turquoise sea and with its Venetian architecture, Piran is one of the prettiest towns in Slovenia. It is also a culinary haven producing the famous flower of salt and has some of the best wellness spas on earth, and the rich waters and surrounding nature produces some of the healthiest food in the world; Slovenians prefer quality over quantity – when Mcdonalds opened its doors in Piran they had to close after one year… read into that what you will. Whilst visiting Piran a visit to the family-owned Fonda fish farm is a must. A fish farm may not be top of the list for most people, but after a short visit you will never look at a fish the same way again. The Fonda family produces one of the best organically farmed fish, particularly Sea bass, in the world. Their love and passion is contagious and the taste of the fish is outstanding.
30 min walk away is another famous town – Portoroz – which specialises in spa treatments thanks in part to the unique mud and salt pans in the area. The iconic 5* Kempinski Palace has an enviable position in Portoroz by the Adriatic sea, and with its unique mix of modern design combined with timeless elegance, delicious cuisine, spectacular spa treatments and unforgettable service, this hotel will not only live up to your imagination but will exceed your expectations.
A visit to Slovenia would not be complete without exploring the paths of the Lipica stud Farm, the oldest breeder in Europe of the famous Lipizzaner horses, a breed born to be admired. Be impressed by the performance of the most talented studs from the Lipica Stud Farm, enjoy a carriage ride through the green landscape and find out more about the history in the museum; after a tour of the stables you can also enjoy a delicious and healthy horse-inspired lunch on the hay bales, with fresh locally grown ingredients. Who knew there were so many ways in which one can enjoy the humble carrot?!
Next, travel inland to the famous Lake Bled with its iconic fairy tale church steeple perched atop a tiny rock island at the middle of Lake Bled. Bled is a sight that stays in your memory. Legend has it that if you get married in the church your future husband must carry his wife-to-be up the 99 steps… hence very few weddings take place there anymore. Bled has long been a destination for those seeking relaxation through its sunny alpine air and thermal springs, which are especially welcoming after a day of mountain trekking, cycling or touring on horseback.
Whether you are traveling to Slovenia for business or leisure, meetings or incentives, whether it’s on a big or a small budget, there are endless options of accommodation, activities and restaurants and one thing is for sure – you will fall in love with sLOVEnia. For more information, feel free to contact us.