Wine growing Brda is not only a land of wine and fruit, but a region in the ethnic, economic and cultural crosswinds. In its bosom are hiding a number of cultural attractions, both in the administrative centre of Brda – in Dobrovo, which boasts a Renaissance castle from the 17th century – as well as in Vipolže or Števerjen in Collio (San Floriano del Collio). Almost at every Brda hill, in the middle of a tight village, you can find a church. Church steeples attract the eye, as some resemble small fortresses. Brda is also interesting architecturally because of the preserved medieval architecture of many of the old houses.
Brda attracted conference guests with its rich oeno-gastronomic offer, and in addition with cultural-historical sights and unique landscapes. The Brda border region has an extraordinary meetings industry potential, which is powered by three important factors: tradition, entry into the EU, and good examples of neighbouring Friuli. The destination is lacking a slightly better convention image, which would immediately improve its competitiveness.
WHAT'S HOT IN 2015
The renovated Vila Vipolže is one of the most beatiful renassaince buildings in Slovenia. Located in-between the vineyards of the magical Brda region, the villa`s wonderful congress/meeting capacities in combination with the world-known Brda fruit, wine, excellent olive oil as well as the delicious Brda cuisine and the experience of the local hospitality is a great venue for a story full of adventures, memories and joyous gatherings.
Donkeys Lisa, Poncho, Lino, Frida and Fernando are the best company for exploring the hidden places of the Brda region in a fun and active way. Getting along well with a donkey is a challenge that requires dedication and brings joy when achieved.
Enjoy barefoot hiking along verified trails in beetween vineyards and Brda hills and discover the positive benefits of walking barefoot.
Apitherapy is an Api Well-being program developed to rejuvenate the body, strengthen the activity, maintain balance and harmony, raise creativity and to strengthen mutual relations. Soothing humming, the air saturated with honey aroma, a touch of warm wax or honey lead to meditation and pleasure. The moment we stop, calm down, relax. In the hive, which knits a special bond between man and bee.
Slow food and fast bike with locals that know the places like their pockets. They suggest you only food and wine they know and trust in. They know the sun and the winds. There is no such experience as the one you can gain on your bike. Muscle burn will go away; memories and tastes will stay forever.
QUALITY MEETINGS DESTINATION
5 – excellent meetings destination
4 – quality meetings destination
3 – reccommendable meetings destination
2 – average meetings destination
1 – so so
BEST INCENTIVE IDEA
COMPARISION WITH THE REGION
A number of the features of Brda make it special and unique in the wider area. In the first place is its openness to the sea, creating a pleasant Mediterranean climate, followed up by its natural beauty with rich cultural heritage and eco-preserved countryside with exceptional culinary and wine offer, unrivalled in the region.
A panorama of hills with a cluster of agglomerations and subdivided farmland and countless terraced vineyards is certainly one of the most beautiful Italian-Slovenian landscape-aesthetic experiences. In the field of tourism-convention offer, Brda is perhaps the future formula of tourism development: “less is more”. The convention fate of Brda and Collio is in co-operation and joint promotion.