Activities and adventures - What to do in Nova Gorica?

It is difficult to find a town that is near both the sea and the Alpine peaks, but also near to world-known winegrowing areas and mighty forests, and to original Mediterranean villages on one hand, and big cities on the other.  Nova Gorica is surrounded by beautiful nature as well as by historical and cultural sights, and it offers countless possibilities to unwind. It is a perfect starting point for trips to Brda, the Soča valley, the Vipava Valley, the Trnovo Plateau, the Banjšice Plateau, the Karst, and the world-famous Postojna Cave.  Ljubljana and Venice are also just an hour’s drive from Nova Gorica.  

We have gathered the rich offer into four thematic units: Choose the one you prefer.

Nova Gorica ... where everything is at a touch of a hand

Nova Gorica – new flavours

This part of Slovenia is incredibly generous in wine and gastronomy.    

Goriška Brda - cuisine

Brda with its hilly terrain are famous not only for cultural jewels such as the Dobrovo Castle and medieval Šmartno, but also for the delicious fruit (especially cherries) and top-quality wine (Rebula).

The Vipava Valley - Cuisine

The green Vipava Valley enchants every time with its marvellous arrangement of vineyards, meadows and fields. It is home to two extremely special wines, Pinela and Zelen. These are old wine types, which are becoming increasingly popular among gourmets.     

Kras - cuisine

The stony Kras (Karst) is not only rich in its heritage of stone architecture from the past centuries, but also delicious prosciutto, which matures in Bora wind, and Teran wine, which is a red wine with character.