The Consortium offers 1.200 beds distributed in 3 and 4-star-hotel, farmhouses, bed&breakfast and resorts.
It offers tailor-made tours, both for individual and for groups focusing its attention especially on the cultural, historic and wine and food assets of the area.
The province of Gorizia is a borderland, where the landscape merges into history, culture and traditions. You will discover small architectonic jewels, amazing landscapes, the Karst with the trenches still visible, the hills and the vineyards in Collio famous DOC wine appellation area where you will taste typical food and wine, the Isonzo valley where you could practice sport outdoor and the borders with Slovenia.
Land of great historical changes, where the tragic events of the First World War unfolded, it bears still today the traces of the famous “Cold War”. But most important of all, Gorizia is a land rich of culture and traditions, expressed through a variety of ethnic groups (Friulian, Slovenian and Austrian), through its tasty cuisine influenced by Mitteleuropean traditions, through its wines, famous all over the world thanks to the work of ancient families of winemakers who made the history of wine in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
In October, the soundtrack of the Collio will play the big names of international jazz thanks to the nineteenth edition of Jazz & Wine of Peace, the festival that combines the highest quality music, fabulous places and food and wine with five stars.
BY OLDTIMER TRAIN ON THE TRANSALPINA RAILWAY
A RIDE OF THE PAST FROM NOVA GORICA TO BLED
Departure from the railway station of Nova Gorica (Slo) for a unique Oldtimer train ride. The train will ride on a part of a historical “Transalpina Railway“, which was inaugurated on July 19th 1906 in order to complete the railway that linked Vienna and Central Europewith the Adriatic regions of Austro-Hungarian Empire, especially with the port at Trieste. The construction of the railway was for those times very complicated and demanded numerous exceptional architectural achievements (tunnels, bridges, viaducts etc.), which made the railway famous. Especially remarkable are the bridge of Solkan with its 85 metres long arcade, which is still world largest, and the tunnel of Podbrdo, the genuine passing under the Julian Alps with the length of 6327 metres.
World conflicts of the previous century have caused Transalpina loose its role of a great commercial railway and made it a secondary line, which is nowadays reviving as a touristic railway connecting Austria, Slovenia and Italy.
The Oldtimer train will be pulled by a steam engine from the Railway Museum of Ljubljana. From the train station of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) we will immediately enter the landscape of incomparable and numerous beauties that runs along the wonderful Soča and Sava rivers. Arrival at the Bled station and transfer by bus to a guided tour of the castle. Lunch in a restaurant above the lake follows.
After lunch some free-time for visiting the town and the lake, one of the most beautiful renowned sites of Slovenia. A guide will be accompanying the passengers for the whole ride in the Oldtimer train. In the afternoon transfer back to the station and the return ride by train pulled by a steam engine and in the evening arrival at the respective stations of departure.
Nova Gorica – 8.45, Most na Soči – 9.23, Bled – 11.05 ca.
Bled – 17.30, Most na Soči – 18.51, Nova Gorica – 19.35 ca.
2016 DEPARTURES: 23/4, 22/5, 19/6, 11/9, 18/9, 25/9
Adults – € 89,00
Children 0 – 5 years: free (lunch NOT included)
Children 6 – 11 years: 35,00 €
Children 12 – 16 years: 45.00 €