5 Souvenirs That will Remind You of an Unforgettable Trip to Slovenia.
Slovenia is a country with mountains covering almost half of its territory. It is home to picturesque lakes and secret caves, as well as waterfalls and beaches on the Adriatic. You should definitely visit this central European country if you are looking for interesting architectural complexes and want to learn more about the Slovenes who have gained worldwide fame. And if you are thinking about what to take with you as a souvenir of Slovenia, we will offer you some interesting options.
Today we will tell you about 5 souvenirs that you should definitely take home from this unforgettable trip.
Rogaška is a Slovenian world-famous brand of crystal beads that has been around for over 350 years. The range of Rogaška products is extremely wide, so you can easily choose something to suit your taste. From glasses, cups, plates to decorative vases or jewellery. The price categories are also diverse. You can buy a small souvenir for 20 euros, and more voluminous crystal selections will cost from 2000 euros. The largest, flagship store of the brand is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
In most Slavic countries, it is customary to wear "house" slippers when entering your own or someone else's home. Slovenia is famous for its felt slippers, which are 100% wool and extremely comfortable. These shoes perfectly regulate your body temperature, keeping your feet warm in winter and dry in summer. At the same time, wool is considered to be a flexible material that quickly and organically adapts to different foot shapes. You can find such slippers in special craft shops.
The Sečovlje Salina Nature Park is the place where Piran salt has been mined for almost 700 years. In addition to regular salt, you can buy "salt flowers". This is the name given to small white or pink crystals that form on the surface of salt fields. During your trip to Slovenia, you will come across many shops of the Piranske Soline Company selling the famous Slovenian salt.
Oil is produced in Slovenia's Istria using a special cold-pressed technology from fresh olives. Exclusive varieties of olive trees and unique climatic conditions give the oil its characteristic unique taste. Therefore, you should definitely bring a few bottles of oil, which is considered a treasure of Slovenia. You can find a large selection of craft oils in souvenir shops.
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The Istrian region of Slovenia is home to world-famous wines, the most famous of which are Refosco and Malvasia. Refosco is a red wine that is immediately recognisable due to its pronounced fruity notes and low alcohol content. Malvasia, on the other hand, has a slight acidity and a higher alcohol content. However, Slovenian Istria can offer you other types of wines, each of which will be a unique addition to a dinner of traditional Slovenian dishes.