Nature

Karst Region

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/sl/thumb/d/d2/Grozd_refo%C5%A1ka.JPG/1024px-Grozd_refo%C5%A1ka.JPGŠtanjel is one of the oldest settlements in the Karst Region, known for its old village centre. It was named after the patron saint of the church, Saint Daniel. Due to its strategic location, the hill was already populated in prehistoric times and was fortified in antiquity.

Source: TIC Štanjel  

Ferrari's garden

http://stanjel.eu/mma/Ferrarijev%20vrt%204/2014022821401029/mid/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. The most recognizable part of the garden is an Art Nouveau oval pool with an island, which received water from the complex plumbing system.

Source: TIC Štanjel

Grofova jama (Counts cave)

http://stanjel.eu/mma/grofova/2014022715041785/mid/Grofova Jama (Grof's cave) is situated in the immediate vicinity of Spodnja Brestovica, below the peak of Grmada Hill. This is a fossil cave which is on a slope and has five entrances. The cave is 350 metres long and 50 metres deep. The cave got its name after Grofovi Hribi (Grof’s hills), which were owned by the Counts of Duino/Devin. The cave was set up as a shelter for Austro-Hungarian soldiers.

Four purpose-built trenches were dug and the upper part of the cave was transformed into nine platforms for bunk beds. This part has lighting and is open to visitors. On the bottom, the trench expands into a precipice which leads down to the lower chamber. In the surrounding area are the remains of many prehistoric hill forts, trenches and underground chambers (the part to the cave is run past the succursal church of St. Anastasia or from the field path in Dolnja Brestovica).

Source: slovenia.info


Fun fact: The Karst cellar has always been a status symbol of a homestead and a special, sacred place. You should enter it with great respect for the winemaker, who knows how to produce excellent wines of different varieties on a poor Karst soilž.

Source: TIC Štanjel

 

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