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Location: Ajdovščina (Europe)
 
Location: Ajdovščina (Slovenia)

About Ajdovščina...

The Municipality of Ajdovščina is the economic and cultural centre of the Vipava Valley, which lies in the west of Slovenia, near the Slovene-Italian national border. Social life in Ajdovščina is rich in all its aspects due to its highly respected cultural institutions: Pilon Gallery, Library of Lavrič, collection in the Museum Ajdovščina, Union of Cultural Societies of Slovenia, which unites all societies and individuals who take interests in cultural activities in Ajdovščina.

Moreover, there are many excellent choruses and well organized sports activities: Sports Centre Ajdovščina and Ajdovščina Summer Swimming Pool, Pale Sports Park with tennis courts and basketball grounds, bowling alley and children’s playground, the Josip Križaj Aeroclub, which runs the Ajdovščina Airport, Ajdovščina Sports Association, which unites many local sports societies and also Ajdovščina Alpine Association, which maintains mountain footpaths and organizes trips.

Source: http://www.tic-ajdovscina.si/?vie=cnt&str=3_eng

Nature

The present-day Vipava Valley was in the remote geological past flooded by a Tertiary Sea. The Vipava Valley is in the southwest open towards the Mediterranean Sea and therefore influeneces of the Mediterranean climate come up and reach the Vipava Valley. Mean annual temperature in Ajdovščina is thus quite high, 12°C, monthly average minimum temperature is never below zero and vegetational period is also quite longer than in the central Slovenia. Bora blows 80 km/h on average, but gusts of wind can sometimes reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. Because of this wind, settlements are located in places sheltered from the wind, houses front to the south and have stones on their roofs to prevent the roof tiles from being blown off and even the trees are inclined to the south.

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Fun & sports


Ajdovščina with its surroundings offers its visitors many interesting trips, suitable for everybody. Those who are more of an athlete can climb up the steep slopes of the Trnovo Plateau and the others can wonder round the Vipava Valley. Among many well maintained paths are some long and some really short ones. Along some of them you will walk the whole day, while along the others only an hour or two.

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History & culture


The Municipality of Ajdovščina is the economic and cultural centre of the Vipava Valley, which lies in the west of Slovenia, near the Slovene-Italian national border. Social life in Ajdovščina is rich in all its aspects due to its highly respected cultural institutions: Pilon Gallery, Library of Lavrič, collection in the Museum Ajdovščina, Union of Cultural Societies of Slovenia, which unites all societies and individuals who take interests in cultural activities in Ajdovščina. Ajdovščina was once a Roman settlement, which has almost entirely preserved the enclosing circular wall with its 14 towers. The Romans started building a military settlement round 270 AD which was a part of the defensive system on the east border of the Roman Empire. Moreover, Ajdovščina has for centuries developed only within this settlement.

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Attractions

"Šjelna”, “šelnova juha” or “šelinka” is a celery soup that was very popular a long time ago and has now almost grown forgotten. Women used to prepare the soup for dinner during vintage time. It was usually served with potato or corn polenta.

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