The village of Žirovnica and its smaller settlements and hamlets including Moste, Breznica, Zabreznica, Rodine and Vrba, lies in the northwest of Slovenia, in the Gorenjska region – just 5kms from world-renowned Bled, 22kms from Kranjska Gora and 35km from Slovenia’s main airport.
Though not so well known among visitors to Slovenia, pretty much every Slovene knows, and has probably been to, Žirovnica, specifically to Vrba, to visit the birthhouse of one of Slovenia’s most famous men and greatest poet, France Prešeren (1800-1849). The area was also home to several other notable literates, whose birth houses you can visit as part of the Žirovnica Path of Cultural Heritage.
Žirovnica has a wealth of natural and cultural attractions, about which I will be endeavouring to write as much as possible in my regular blog posts.
Thus, the area will also be very much in the spotlight in 2018 when, for the first time, World Bee Day will be celebrated on 20th May, which was Anton Janša’s birthday. Expect grand celebrations and world acclaim – all of which I will, of course, be blogging about, too!
Below you can find links to all the blogs I have written (so far!) about the Žirovnica area, and you can find more information on the Visit Zirovnica website.
- The Path of Cultural Heritage
- The Ajdna Archeological Site and Museum Room
- Winter in the Završnica valley
- Tito’s Village
- World Bee Day
- Bee Tourism
- Hiking in the Karavanke mountains
- Dine with the stars at Gostilna Knafel
- Bee Paradise Noč
- Visit ‘Shakespeare’s House’ in Slovenia!
- A Spectrum of Sports and Culture beneath Stol
- Valvasorjev dom mountain hut – 3 times winner of the ‘Best Mountain Hut in Slovenia’
- By Bike to Žirovnica and the Završnica valley
- Dine Hunter-Style at Lovski dom
- A Ridge Hike to Tito’s Village via Mali vrh
- Sports and Entertainment at the Završnica Recreation Park
- The Turkish Cave
- Discovering the Taste(s) of Žirovnica – Gostišče Osvald
- Picerija pri Daretu – My ‘Go-To’ (and gluten-free) Pizza Place!
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