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New countryside guide highlights Slovenia’s rural attractions

30th September 2009 Print

The Slovenian Tourist Board has produced a new ‘Friendly Countryside’ guide to showcase how tourists can make the most of the country’s beautiful nature and rural hospitality.

Each year, Slovenia’s countryside regions produce 90-90 million litres of wine, 400 tonnes of olive oil and support 140,000 bee colonies, giving rise to three of the most popular souvenirs for visitors. Sampling local products within characteristic regional dishes is just one way to ‘taste the countryside’, but with over 400 farms open to visitors, there is also the chance to stay overnight and take part in daily farm chores. Tourist farms are renowned for their warm welcome that will allow visitors to get to the heart of Slovene customs and traditions.

The ‘Friendly countryside’ guide includes information on almost 200 of these tourist farms, listing their sizes; facilities; and attractions and activities in the local area. Each farm is rated on a system of one to four apples, indicating its level of amenities.

As well as the extensive listings for farms offering accommodation and meals, the countryside guide offers an introduction to Slovenia’s varied landscapes and outdoors activities, including its vast underground caves, gorges and thermal springs.

The Friendly Countryside Guide is available to view online at the Slovenian Tourist Board website,

A printed version of the guide is also be available at tourist information offices throughout Slovenia.