Honestly there’s not much to do in the little, quite hard-to-find village located in the Southern Slovenia. Marezige is situated on one of many hill peaks of the local uplands between the worldwide appreciated “Vinakoper” vineyards, only 12 kilometres away from the 42 kilometres long Slovenian Adriatic coast. However, the distance looks way smaller thanks to the location 283m above the sea level and an accessible overview right by the main road. Although is there one architectural monument (the local parish church dedicated to Feast of the Cross) and a statue revolting against the Italian facism, Marezige is better as the source location for further travels than the attractive spot to look for because basically, everything is nearby.
Where to stay?
I stayed three nights in Holiday House Ida. We booked it via booking.com and I can’t complain about anything. The owners were very nice and kind (even gave us their tomatoes, cucumbers and lavender!), the house was clean and they didn’t even mind us leaving two hours later (we’ve asked if we might before). It’s located right next to the vineyard and fig field, that way there were too many mosquitos…but the supermarket is right on the corner of the street, so buying an anti-mosquito kind of thing like Raid for example is not a problem. Overally, it was one of the best accommodations I’ve ever been to, mostly due to the attitude of the owners. Loved it here 🙂
Trips from Marezige
Isola’s just a few minutes away from Piran. It’s got a huge marina, church towering above all other, even more colourful buildings in the city centre, amazing beaches in Simon’s Bay and guess what…patisserie with lacto-, gluten-, egg- and sugar- free ice-creams and cakes! Yummm
Osp’s got one of the highest natural climbing walls, so it’s perfect for anyone interested in sports. I did not visit it, just read about it, so I can’t tell no more.
- Škocjan caves
- Postojna cave
Another big attraction full of tourists, but well worth it. Some parts of the cave you go on foot, but some others you travel by a historical train. I was there three years ago and I don’t know if something has changed over the years, but I remember loving it and considering it a great experience.
- Predjama castle
If you love horses, you’ll certainly love this town surrounded by meadows from each side. I haven’t been there because I…well…am afraid of horses, but I’ve heard only positive comments about this place.
- Miramare castle
Well, I practically haven’t been in this town although I saw basically everything. While heading to Miramare, we somehow (it wasn’t an intention though) chose the road from which we saw every single point of interest in this town: the main square, the main station, the palace buildings, the old parliament-like buildings, marina, Venice-like canals and some churches, too. Great, right? Hehe.
I’m far from listing everything interesting you can see I guess, but I’ve definitely listed everything I’ve ever visited and liked that’s located within 30 minutes off Marezige (thanks to great infrastructure). It’s been a pleasure for me to wander around this part of the world. I had high expectations (determined by my visit to the Slovenian Karst last year) and they had obviously been fulfilled. I’m already looking forward for my next visit there!
I hope you’ll enjoy it, too, if you’d decide to give Slovenia a chance. And don’t forget to try vongole along the way! 🙂
Have a great day!