If you want to stretch your legs after a long journey or you simply want to stroll through the old romantic Karst village, I recommend visiting Štanjel. Štanjel is a typical Karst village on top of a small hill with stone buildings and gritted streets because of the winter wind and summer heat.
The houses surround the fortress built in the 15th century. The village trace its roots back to the times of the Roman Empire and it had got it’s today’s appearance at the beginning of the 17th century. Ferrari’s Garden was created after WW I. For last 50 years the village is in slow renovating process and many abandoned buildings became the home to artists after reconstructions. You can also find local good food and accommodations in the village and in its surroundings.
There are many nice local roads and you can reach Štanjel from several directions.
– From motorway H4 (direction Nova Gorica) exit at Ajdovščina and via Manče is 17km of local road 614. Route from Ajdovščina
– From motorway E61, exit at Sežana and via Dutovlje is 16km of local road 204. Route from Sežana