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Towns and villages

Where the Gorenjska and the Primorska regions meet there lie villages strung as if in a wreath, tiny settlements, isolated homesteads, houses strewn at the base of the hills on both shady and sunny sides, and villages joined by the course of the Idrijca river. Hard-working, vigorous, kind, resourceful, and hospitable people live here.

The Local Community of Orehek – Jesenica: on the sunny side of the Kojca...

The local community is comprised of the villages of Orehek and Jesenica, which with houses, scattered at the base of the Kojca and Ritovščica hills, cover the entire valley on the sunny side of...

The Local Community of Otalež: societies create a vibrant pulse

TThe Local Community of Otalež with about 600 residents is the second largest local community in the Cerkno municipality, which apart from Otalež includes Plužnje, Lazec, Jazne, and Travnik as well. Life in the...

The Local Community of Straža: the villages next to and above the Idrijca river

TThe Local Community of Straža, which is being presented here, is comprised of four villages, which are in a way being united by the Idrijca river. The villages of Straža and Reka lie on...

The village of Zakriž: a cross so big that travelers could sleep in its...

The village of Zakriž was built on a landslide mass that got caught between the hills of Lamk, Kovk, and Zakriški Vršič centuries ago. It is located on a sunny side, two and a...

The Local Community of Podlanišče: that valley has to be somewhere

The Local Community of Podlanišče has less than 250 residents today. However, despite its small size this area was seen on television screens by the whole of Slovenia in recent decades. The Škofje hill...

The village of Ravne pri Cerknem: a lying giant with feet in the Idrijca...

Welcome to the village of Ravne pri Cerknem, which lies in the very center of the Cerkno region. Viktor Prezelj, the author of all historical information quoted in this presentation, described the area in...

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