The lush landscapes to the east of Ljubljana – where many of the country’s most reputable vineyards are concentrated – are generally less explored by travellers. But as host to Slovenia’s second city, Maribor, and oldest settlement, Ptuj, which lie on the main routes to Austria and Hungary respectively, the region can reward the passing visitor with its rich historical heritage, traditional culture and fine wine.

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