Kras

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The area of the Karst Living Museum is situated between the villages of Sežana and Lipica and the Italian-Slovenian border. Following the selected itineraries one can admire the exceptional beauty of the nature and encounter the unique cultural heritage, the characteristics of the entire Karst area. A visitor will discover a region formed by calcareous soil, water, a north-east wind – bora and Mediterranean influences.

Through the centuries the gmajna (common uncultivated land) had been cleaned out and the stones had been piled up in griže (large pieces of land with karst rocks), suhi zidovi (stone walls), pastirske hiške (shepherds’ huts) and kali (water pounds for cattle). Besides a great number of geomorphological karst features, fossil remains and archaeological finds, the area represents an extremely interesting biodiversity, including abundant colourful vegetation and wildlife. The Karst Living Museum offers the pleasure of discovery.

Start your journey with joy, curiosity and – above all – the intention to protect nature and cultural heritage! During the entire year the area is also a hunting area. It is recommended to observe the instructions at the entrance of the area.