Šmartno in Goriška Brda – a lovely stop on the Taste of Slovenia tour

Goriska brda region of Slovenia

Goriska brda region of Slovenia

The Goriška Brda region of Slovenia is located in the Western part of  the country bordering on Italy. This area is called “Slovenian Tuscany” because of the many  grape terraces in the region. It is also famous for cherries which ripen starting end of

Cherries from Goriska brda

Cherries from Goriska brda

May.  One on the many beautiful places in Brda is the medieval  walled village of  Šmartno with five preserved towers.   On our Taste of Slovenia 2014 tour we will spend some time in this village soaking up the local color- the beautiful landscape and lush countryside, the wines, the

Smartno with vineyards

Smartno with vineyards

traditional foods –and meeting the local people. From its perch on the sunny mountain top, Šmartno invites visitor to views  that reach toward Venice  and the Adriatic Sea.  The village is named for St. Martin, patron Saint of the wine.  Our hotel for our stay in Šmartno is the lovely San Martin Hotel  Hotel.

On FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/hotel.sanmartin.smartno

San Martin Hotel

San Martin Hotel

For more information about Šmartno see: http://www.slovenia.info. the Official Travel Guide by the Slovenian tourist Board.  http://bit.ly/1mlwNw6.

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About Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

Licensed and board-certfied nutritionist, writer and researcher. BS in Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition Education;, MS in Health Administration; PhD in Public Health Education; completed the dietetic program at Penn State, University and the CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist program. Fulbrighter to Slovenia in Public Health. Speaker at Weston A. Price Foundation Conference and International Raw Milk Symposiums. Member of the American College of Nutrition. Creator and tour leader for "Taste of Slovenia, a Real Food Tour."
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