Explore local history and natural attractions
VILLAGE ŠMARTNO – CASTLE DOBROVO – NATURAL BRIDGE KRČNIK
Lookout tower in Gonjače, medieval village Šmartno, Dobrovo castle, Tasting of wine with refreshments, picturesque gorge with natural bridge
Our local guide meets guests at the lookout tower in Gonjače, which offers a beautiful view over the hilly landscape of Brda, Alps and Dolomites, Karst, Friuli plain and the Adriatic Sea. We descend (by foot) to the nearby medieval village of Šmartno. A short walk through the narrow streets, called "gase"in the local dialect, takes us to the time when Šmartno was an important military fort on the Austrian-Venetian border. We visit the majestic Church of St. Martin, painted by renowned Slovenian artist Tone Kralj, ethnological museum Briška hiša, Brda house, and the House of culture. In Dobrovo we visit the castle from the early 17th century with a permanent collection of world famous artist Zoran Mušič. We stop at the Castle wine cellar. Tasting of wine with refreshments and an opportunity to purchase souvenirs. We continue our trip towards the valley of the stream Kožbanjšček. We stop by the Krčnik picturesque gorge with the natural bridge, which ranks among one of the most beautiful bridges in Slovenia. We end our trip with a late lunch with a typical Brda cuisine on the tourist farm.
• Can opt out of the castle wine cellar visit and go for a pleasant walk through the vineyard below the castle instead, with guided tour around the largest cellar in Slovenia, tasting of wine with refreshments.