Main characteristics of Karst

PršutThe Karst boasts of the greatest number of sunny days in a year in Slovenia.  This climatic characteristic enables plants with special aromatic features to grow here. Hospitable caterers use them in dishes prepared in accordance with old recipes and they can also be found in protected products and crops spicing up the culinary offer.

Bora wind which also creates a special climate has left a strong mark on the landscape and people. In winter this is a cold, dry and gusty wind and in summer a pleasant, refreshing intermezzo in the period of Mediterranean heat. The genuine Karst prosciutto which is appreciated home and abroad can be dried and cured only with the Bora wind blowing across the Karst.

Source: Kras

Karst House of the oldest preserved buildings in the settlement, it shows how inventive these modest inhabitants were, using stone for construction where possible. Rainwater is channelled from its slate roof through stone gutters into a monumental fountain. An ethnological collection is on view in the interior of the house.

Source: TIC Štanjel

Maks Fabiani Fabiani (1865–1962) was born in Kobdilj. He is considered one of the founders of Slovenian architecture and urbanism, as well as an important artist of the Vienna Secession. He has left his mark on many European cities, especially Vienna, Trieste and Ljubljana. Between 1935 and 1945, he was mayor of Štanjel.

Source: TIC Štanjel

Fun fact: Ferrari’s garden was constructed in the interwar period according to the plans of Max Fabiani as a part of Ferrari’s villa. The estate was owned by Enrico Ferrari, a doctor from Trieste, who wanted to build a rural villa and sanatorium for lung diseases in Štanjel.

Source: TIC Štanjel


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