Venice, Trieste, Ljubljana: names that evoke a sense of escape. Marvel at the ethereal beauty of 'La Serenissima', then continue your journey across the Adriatic and find yourself captivated by the architecture and atmosphere of beautiful Trieste. Discover the forest-covered landscapes and turquoise-colored rivers of Slovenia and visit historic Ljubljana. Travel further south, still, to Croatia, where you can dive into the crystal clear waters of its wild cove or succumb to the charms of its Belle Époque coastline towns.
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Hotel and restaurant on the lagoon. This historic hotel prides itself on having received such artists and celebrities as Tchaikovsky, D’Annunzio, Verne, Brodsky and Borges. Since 1853, they and others have been captivated by Londra Palace and its dream location — Piazza San Marco is a stone’s throw away, as are the vaporetti and gondolas for exploring the canals. One hundred windows look out over the San Marco basin and the lagoon, with the views over the roofs and church towers from the other side of the building being no less beautiful. Inside, fine furniture, tapestries and brocades adorn the elegantly decorated rooms; and the restaurant adds a creative touch to the great classics of Venetian cuisine. ... Learn moreless
Ristorante Quadri enjoys a sublime view over Piazza San Marco. Created in 1831 above a cafe, itself historically renowned, this now Michelin-starred restaurant was taken over in 2010 by the Alajmo family, fine restaurateurs in the Veneto Region for three generations. The dining room, recently renovated...Read More less
Agli Amici, which was thus named in the 1960s when it was a meeting place for a group of friends from the village, is a wonderful family adventure, which started in 1887 as a café-tobacconist. At present it is run by siblings: Michela ensures that the tradition of hospitality lives on and promotes wines...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Standing proudly in Trieste’s most beautiful square, Piazza Unità d’Italia, the Grand Hotel Duchi d’Aosta offers splendid views of the Gulf of Trieste and the Adriatic Sea. This exceptional hotel is ideally located for soaking up the bohemian ambience and bourgeois spirit for which the city is known. It is a masterful blend of tradition and modernity, which is accentuated all the more in the decor of the hotel’s 42 spacious rooms and suites. Just 20 minutes away, in the village of Portopiccolo, enjoy the unique setting of the hotel’s Beach Club. Close to the Duino Cliffs Nature Reserve and overlooking the enchanting bay of Sistiana, it is an absolutely divine place. As the late afternoon approaches, the Grand Hotel Duchi d’Aosta’s spa, inspired by the ancient Roman baths, and its indoor swimming pool, will provide delicious moments of relaxation. And to end the day, embark on an amazing culinary adventure at the gourmet restaurant Harry’s Piccolo to discover new flavours that will delight the senses and stir the soul. ... Learn moreless
With some 2,500 boats, the Regata Barcolana is arguably the biggest regatta in the world. Held every year since 1969 on the second Sunday of October, it heralds an incredible party backdrop along the quays and everywhere in town. The competition brings together both professionals and boating enthusiasts...Read More less
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, the magnificent Škocjan Caves are one of Slovenia's tourist highlights. An unequalled karstic phenomenon, the caves stretch over more than five kilometres and up to 250 metres underground! Jules Verne could have written his Journey to the Centre...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. The story of this old mansion dates back to 1377, when its first landowners came to farm the land above the Idrijca River. Sitting amid the alpine peaks and Karst Plateau, Kendov Dvorec is now an elegantly furnished hotel with touches of traditional Slovenian style in its antique interiors of carved wood and decorative lace handmade in Idrija. From the property's lovely landscaped gardens, guests will enjoy picturesque views over Spodnja Idrija. This medieval village is home to the famous pilgrimage church of St Mary on the Rock and crystalline rivers, great for fly fishing marble trout. Nearby, there is also the mercury mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... Learn moreless
This is the highest mountain in the country (2,864 m) which gave its name to the only Slovenian national park. Home to the majority of the 400 peaks over 2,000 metres, the park provides a wonderful playground for all hiking and climbing lovers.
To experience the relaxed atmosphere of Slovenia's green capital, stroll along the banks of the Ljubljanica River and admire the different architectural styles on the medieval, Baroque or Art Nouveau façades of the historical center. Walk through the maze of secretive narrow streets up to the majestic hilltop castle to enjoy the grandiose view of the Julian Alps and take in the beauty of the surrounding nature. ... Learn moreless
You can walk on foot along the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship around the city before climbing into the funicular railway up to 16th century castle and admiring the capital from its heights. From there you can contemplate 5,000 years of history! The ethnographic museum is particularly interesting...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on a river. In a haven of peace where the spirit of the past blends marvellously with the rhythm of modern life, Otočec Castle offers an atmosphere that has retained its character and authenticity. This unique castle is on an island right in the middle of Krka River. This magical setting invites relaxation in the heart of Slovenian nature and cultural history: a gentle morning walk accompanied by birdsong, an unforgettable game of golf at one of the best European golf courses or a gourmet candle-lit dinner and a delicious glass of wine in front of the crackling wood fire. Everything here, right down to the attentive staff keen to fulfil every wish, contributes to well-being. ... Learn moreless
You have to try Cviček, one of the famous Slovenian wines grown on the hills of Trška Gora, Vinji Vrh or Otočec. A light red, ruby colour and fresh and fruity aromas have naturally put it on the menus of the greatest restaurants in the country. Already mentioned in writings from the 12th century, the...Read More less
Protected since the late 19th century, the Kočevje primary forest is still an enchanting world. In the shade of the ancient trees - some of them are over 500 years old!-, the brown bear (the biggest population in Europe) is king alongside the eagles and a fauna that is both wild and fascinating.
Franco Kozlović's family has been producing wine on the beautiful lands of Istria since 1904. The majority of their vineyards are planted with a white grape variety of Malvasia (malvazija), which is typical of the region. It is real contrast with the neighbouring citadel of Momjan, to be admired...Read More less
The medieval town of Grožnjan is now a favourite haunt for Croatian artists after being asleep for so long. On the heels of the sculptor Aleksandar Rukavina, the town has attracted many painters and musicians who have installed their studios there. Every summer, the Musical Youth of Croatia invest in...Read More less
Although less famous than the white truffle of Piedmont, Istrian white truffles have become an important product for food lovers in the last fifteen years. So in the autumn, thousands of specially trained dogs (breks) roam the forests between Oprtalj and Livade in the hope of finding a truffle as big...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard. The superb property build in istrian white stone mansion is a foretaste of the country stay to come: the singing of the crickets, the tranquil beauty of the vines and olive trees, the gentle caress of the sea breeze and an entrancing Mediterranean atmosphere. Merely a handful of guest rooms are available in this heavenly setting guaranteeing a secluded stay at Wine Hotel. This will give you total peace and quiet to soak up the sun beside the pool, stroll through the grounds, or sample the restaurant’s delights: healthy, fragrant Mediterranean cuisine which showcases local ingredients (including home-produced olive oil) served with the property’s own wine. ... Learn moreless
Rovinj remains one of the most authentic fishing ports of the Adriatic Sea for many people. The price of its fame is that tourists rush to visit it. Yet having a coffee in the morning facing the fishermen throwing their nets out remains one of those precious moments that you'll take with you for...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.