Between Glavni and the Drava River, the streets become narrow and uneven, as you enter the oldest part of town, Lent, which hosts a myriad of open-air events during the Lent festival in late June and early July each year, comprising two entertaining weeks of street theatre, dance performances and jazz, rock and classical concerts. It is here that the world’s oldest productive vine, a protected national monument, grows majestically outside the Old Vine House. Inside, a small exhibition complements the range of top-quality, reasonably priced vintages from the area.

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10 great winter destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

10 great winter destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Central and Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty…

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Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

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Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

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