Homeliness and tradition with a view
“Na Kuren” is a tourist farm which stands atop a hill (525 m above sea level) overlooking the Ljubljana basin, 27 kilometres from Ljubljana. Besides being a popular hiking destination, Na Kuren is well known for its culinary offer based on traditional Slovenian cuisine, using genuine ingredients that originate from the farm itself or from neighbouring producers. The surrounding pristine nature adds its touch to the menu, which features a variety of seasonal forest specialties and a very popular blueberry liquor.
The homestead has been owned and run by the same family for generations and today they are proud to show how their farm, where people used to stop only for a drink, gradually became known for its cuisine. Starting with home-baked bread, cold cuts, pies and salads, hearty soups, the scenario continues with roast meats (shank of veal being in high demand) prepared in an old wood oven.
Na Kuren can now welcome groups of over 100 guests, and since 2010 it also offers accommodation – 9 rooms and a sauna, to those wishing to stay for a night or two.
Close to the main building visitors can admire the church of St. Nicholas, dating from the 14th century, with a decorated ceiling from the 16th century. There are several options to discover the nearby area and its pristine forests, among which is a popular 30-minute walk to an observation tower, from where breathtaking views in all directions unfold.
Several meeting planners holding events in Ljubljana have chosen to organise a lunch or dinner at Na Kuren for delegates to experience a true taste of Slovenia. Even the informal wrap-up of the Conventa Show delighted over 70 foreign hosted buyers with an evening of genuine gastronomy and warm hospitality.
The 40th World Scout Congress and 12th World Scout Youth Forum 2014 in – Ljubljana and Slovenia
Ljubljana will in July 2014 host the World Scout Congress, a four-day event attracting over 1000 representatives of scout organisations from all over the world. The selected venue that corresponded most to the Client’s requirements is the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre – GR.
Ljubljana Tourism / Convention Bureau wish to congratulate the Slovene National Scouts Organisation for this success and we look forward to our further excellent cooperation.
A strong delegation of the Slovene National Scouts Organisation recently attended the 39th World Scouts Congress, which took place in Curitiba, Brazil in January 2011, with a very special purpose. After 14 months of preparations, in which Ljubljana Tourism / Convention Bureau was involved from the start, the bid to host the next congress in 2014 in Slovenia and Ljubljana was formally presented. Two countries entered the final selection: the Slovenian team faced a very strong competition from Italy, which proposed Florence and Rimini as destinations for the event. The votes of the national delegations were counted at the closing ceremony, and Slovenia won the bid with a substantial majority of votes. The Congress will take place in Ljubljana, while the Youth Forum will run in the green environment of the Rogla Plateau. We are confident that with joint efforts we will justify the trust given to us with this decision and that the 40th World Scout Congress will not only be a jubilee one, but hopefully also an unforgettable one.
More at: www.wsc2014.si
An updated edition of “A Key to Ljubljana for Travel Trade Professionals”
In March a new updated edition of “A Key to Ljubljana for Travel Trade Professionals” will become available. The edition is aimed at foreign tour operators, travel agencies and journalists yet is also useful for any other purpose requiring an in depth presentation of Ljubljana as a tourist destination and its offer. The edition with a refreshed and dynamic content will be published only in digital form and will be available on minidisk or at www.visitljubljana.si.
Among the publications for the professional public this year we are planning a new edition of “Ljubljana – Tips for Incentives”, which will present a wide selection of incentive and team building programmes in Ljubljana and its surroundings.
For more information contact Ljubljana Tourism / Convention Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the new promotional film “Letters from Ljubljana”
“Letters from Ljubljana” is the title of a new 6-minute promotional film on the Slovenian capital, with a text in English. The scenario displays how people of different generations experience Ljubljana by sharing their impressions with fond persons. Check out how Ljubljana is presented in the writings of a young student named Ana, who is expecting the arrival of her boyfriend from abroad; a French photographer named Pierre, who works on a project in Ljubljana and is in constant touch with his wife; and Mojca, a very active retired lady who has lived in Ljubljana her entire life and gives occasional news to her foreign friend. We can also define it as a synthesised array of visual impressions, vibrations and experiences that merge into an original image of Ljubljana.
The promotional film is available on DVD and it can also be downloaded from the Ljubljana Tourism website at www.visitljubljana.si or seen via YouTube.
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