Spring of the past

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Vipava is a town which got it's name after probably the only European river with a deltaic source.

The sources make their way through the mysterious underground world of Nanos plateau. Due to numerous bridges and a beautiful water park located behind the Lanthieri mansion, Vipava got the nickname "The Slovenian Venice".

A four-and-a-half-thousand-year-old red granite sarcophagus in the Vipava cemetery tells the story of Anton pl. Laurin, an Austrian diplomat of Vipava descent who brought them from Egypt. The silhouette of the ruins of Vipava castle rises on the slope and watches over the people.

On the wine-growing hill near Vipava, the beautifully restored Renaissance hunting lodge Zemono from the 17th century can be seen from afar, where the Lanthieri family organized great parties. The mansion became a popular place for marriages and it is also the home for the only restaurant in Vipava with a Michelin star.

Vipava Valley offers clustered villages, narrow streets that protect against the bora wind, stone houses, more and more buildings often renovated "in the old way", in the middle of them churches, many still Gothic but mostly baroque.

The stone-cutting and architectural heritage of Goč is exceptional - the locals say that half of the village is located underground, as you can find over sixty "velban cellars" here.

The valley is the cradle of the Slovenian anthem. Stanko Premrl, born in Podnanos, composed Prešeren's Zdravljica, a hymn to the nation, freedom, friendship between nations and praise to the vine, which was created on the initiative of Matija Vertovec, a native of Vipava.

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