If you read my about page and my faqs you may know that I live in the north east of Italy and, spoiler alert, my region borders on Slovenia. So since this year Moreno and I for various reasons can't have a "proper" vacation, we decided to take some one-day trips to discover Slovenia's beauty- at least we got to travel to another country! LOL.
Now, if we can choose between a city and a natural attraction then of course we choose to go to a place that's not full of people and pollution and asphalt. So the Tolmin Gorges were the perfect place to go to for a day trip: see by yourself! Beware: these have been taken with our old camera so the quality is not at its best; you can still understand how amazing that place is.
Some facts (source):
Some facts (source):
- The Tolmin gorges are the lowest and southernmost entry point into the Triglav National Park and Tolmin’s most important sight of nature.
- The most prominent attractions are the wedged rock named Bear's Head and the Devil’s Bridge, 60 metres high above the bluish Tolminka River.
- The Zadlaščica (the lowest point of The Triglav National Park) is a sanctuary for marble trout.
- The cave of Zadlaška jama, named after the village Zadlaz, is one of several caves through which the waters of the Soča glacier flowed. This cave complex is 1.140 m long, 41 m deep and boasts three halls. It is said that at the beginning of the 14th century, the patriarch Pagano della Torre hosted the poet Dante Alighieri in Tolmin. At that time, he is said to have visited the cave, which inspired him to create the Hell of the Divine Comedy. The cave was later named after the poet.
After that we were wandering, looking for a place to have lunch, when we found the section of the Walk of Peace near Tolmin. The Walk of Peace is "dedicated to the memory of the multitude of casualties of the First World War. Its purpose is to present to visitors the cultural-historical points of interest and natural amenities of the Upper Soča region. [...] It is divided to five sections of different lengths and difficulty levels. During the tour it is possible to stay overnight in the settlements where the sections either start or end, and also in the mountain hut on the alp Kuhinja. The Walk of Peace is extra marked. It mainly runs along the existing mountain and tourist paths." (source)
While it was kinda saddening to think about war and destruction and hate towards other human beings, it was also a beautiful and quiet place, surrounded only by grass, flowers and mountains and made us remember how life continues and how Mother Nature erases the hate and heals even the scars that look deep to us.
So, have you ever been to Slovenia? What do you think about Tolmin and the Walk of Peace?