Slovenia, Slovenian Littoral, Vipava, views from the Zemono Manor

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Vipava Valley

The fertile, wine-rich Vipava Valley (Vipavska Dolina in Slovenian) stretches southeast from Nova Gorica. It’s an excellent place to tour by car or bike, with outstanding gourmet treats and idyllic rural scenery. The valley’s mild climate encourages the cultivation of stone fruits – the trees are pretty with blossoms in spring, while autumn foliage is deeply colourful and photogenic.

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