Discovering art gems and hidden corners
SABOTIN – GRADNO – DOBROVO – ŠMARTNO
Beautiful views and First World War on the Hill of Sabotin, Olive oil tasting & Wine tasting
Our first stop is the hill of Sabotin (609 m). Besides the marvelous view the hill offers a number of natural and cultural attractions. We visit a small museum collection of the First World War on Sabotin and explore the underground system of caverns dug by soldiers during the WW1. Descending through the hilly landscape we pass the oldest olive grove in Brda and taste olive oil. In Gradno we visit the church of St. George. This tiny church hides inside two artistic gems: via Crucis by the world renowned painter Zoran Mušič and frescoes by Lojze Spacal. A short drive brings us to the largest wine cellar in Slovenia. Guided tour of the cellar, wine tasting with refreshment. We continue our trip to the medieval village of Šmartno. A typical Mediterranean village is one of the best preserved villages in the coastal region. After lunch with seasonal dishes of the Brda cuisine we visit the majestic Church of St. Martin, ethnological museum Briška hiša, Brda house, and the House of culture. Free time and opportunity to purchase souvenirs. The trip ends at the 23 m tall lookout tower in Gonjače with astonishing last views over the whole Brda region, Julian and Carnian Alps and the Adriatic sea.
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