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Top Choice Slovenian in Kobarid

Hiša Franko

Provenance is everything at this restaurant in Staro Selo, just west of town and one of the best in the country. Menus change with the seasons and showcase produce from Chef Ana's garden, plus berries, trout, mushro…
Top Choice Carnival in Kobarid

Drežnica Carnival

On the Sunday before Lent, head for Drežnica, 6km northeast of Kobarid, for this, one of Slovenia's most cherished festivals. Unmarried young men and boys don handmade wooden masks, either Ta Lepi (the Pretty Ones) …
Top Choice Slovenian in Kobarid

Restaurant Lazar

Where do top locals chefs recommend for a casual meal? This fun, rustic outdoor restaurant-bar at the riverside Lazar holiday centre (camping and quality rooms also available). Its menu ranges from cheap, filling pa…
Top Choice Museum in Kobarid

Kobarid Museum

This museum is devoted almost entirely to the Soča Front and the ‘war to end all wars’. Themed rooms describe powerfully the 29 months of fighting, and there's a 20-minute video (available in 10 languages) that give…
Top Choice Waterfall in Kobarid

Kozjak Waterfall

One of the region's loveliest short walking trails (approximately 30 minutes) leads to the photogenic, 15m-high Kozjak Waterfall, which gushes over a rocky ledge in a cavern-like amphitheatre, into a green pool belo…
Seafood in Kobarid

Topli Val

Seafood is the focus of the menu, and it’s excellent, from the carpaccio of sea bass to the Soča trout and signature lobster with pasta. It's not exclusively aquatic – the 'mountains meet the sea' here: venison is a…
Mausoleum in Kobarid

Italian Charnel House

Take the winding road up the hill and lined with the Stations of the Cross to the Italian Charnel House, which contains the bones of more than 7000 Italian soldiers killed on the Soča Front. It's topped by the 17th-…
Church in Kobarid

Church of St Anthony

Crowning the hill dedicated to the memory of Italy's fallen soldiers high above Kobarid, this small parish church was built in 1696 and offers superlative views from the surrounds. You can see into the church throug…
Church in Kobarid

Church of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption in the centre of town still sports the bell tower that is mentioned in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms (1929).