If you are spending time in Bale and Istria, do not miss the one-day excursion to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, which bears the title of European Green Capital for 2016.
Spend your time there strolling along the Ljubljanica River banks or, if you have time, why not go aboard a small boat and sail along the river itself. You will pass under a series of bridges that extend throughout the city. Pay particular attention to the magnificent Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge. Wander through the small squares and cobbled streets, which reveal a number of interesting details and enjoy the special atmosphere that emanates through this city.
You will be impressed by the bond of magnificent architecture and greenery that embraces the entire city. If you are in the mood for a longer walk, you could start from Prešern Square where a variety of events often take place and head towards Ljubljana Castle. The narrow streets of the old town will take you to the enchanting castle veiled by the dense vegetation where you will feel relaxed and tranquil.
Do not bypass the local market, which is the beating heart of the city in the morning hours and an enchanting place to rest and enjoy the silence, views over the river, the castle and the splendid architecture during the hours of sunset.
Distance from Bale: 2 hours and 12 minutes driving (181.4 km)
For: families, first time visitors, history lovers, art lovers, nature lovers, athletes, recreationists, dog owners, buissnes people
What to do: architecture, activities, landscape, refreshments, food and drink, water bodies, music, movie, theater, art