Through the land of beautiful views
GONJAČE – VILLAGE OF ŠMARTNO – DOBROVO CASTLE - MEDANA
Climb to the lookout tower, stroll through the vineyards of Brda, Wine Tasting with homemade delicacies and much more ....
The trip begins by the lookout tower in Gonjače, where we enjoy a beautiful view over the whole Brda region and the Adriatic Sea. We descend (by foot) to the medieval village of Šmartno. Typical Mediterranean village is one of the best preserved villages in the coastal region. We explore the narrow streets, called “gase” in a the local dialect, visit the majestic church of St. Martin, ethnological museum Briška hiša, Brda house, and the House of culture. After tasting some of local delicacies, we continue to Dobrovo, where we visit the Renaissance mansion from the early 17th century with a permanent exhibition of world famous painter Zoran Mušič. A short walk (approx. 1 hour) along the Alojz Gradnik trail, renowned Slovenian poet, brings us to Medana. Passing through orchards and vineyards we get to know some of the poet's work. Highlight of the tour is a lookout spot that offers views of as many as 24 church bells. Our next stop is at local winemaker’s cellar with wine tasting. The trip ends with late lunch with typical Brda cuisine.
• Recommendation: suitable footwear