Monthly Archives: April 2011

Medieval Slovenia

In the medieval port of Koper (Capodistria) on the Adriatic coast. Koper was once the capital of Venetian Istria, but repeated plague epidemics in the sixteenth century saw its population and importance decline significantly. However, as only one per cent … Continue reading

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Aquileia, Italy

At the UNESCO World Heritage site in Aquileia, Italy. Once one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, Aquileia was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Much of it is still unexcavated beneath the fields, … Continue reading

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Exploring Croatian Istria

One of the advantages of being in north east Italy is the proximity of neighbouring countries. Austria is one and a half hours away, Croatia only 45 minutes and Slovenia less than ten minutes. The Istrian peninsula in the Adriatic … Continue reading

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Toulouse-Lautrec in Ljubljana

In the beautiful Slovenian capital of Ljubljana for the ‘Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of Posters’ exhibition at the Cankarjev Dom.

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