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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 Bukovo: people under the Kojca hill

The Local Community of Bukovo lies in the western end of the Cerkno municipality and is one of the largest local communities by area. It has about 220 residents, who live in several villages and...

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 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 Šebrelje: the Divje Babe site and its plateau

“Do you know where Šebrelje is?” “No ...” “Have you heard of Divje Babe (Eng. wild women)?” “Oh, yes, there are plenty of those …” says the other person carefully. “I mean Divje Babe and the Neanderthal...

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 Novaki: they want snow most of all

Where the Gorenjska and Primorska regions meet, lies the village of Novaki. It has about five hundred residents. It extends from Log, which is about three kilometers away from Cerkno, all the way to...

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