Upper Carniola


In close proximity to Radovljica, the village of Ljubno was once an extremely important centre of pottery. Although the craft died out in the 20th century, living memories of its 'Ljubno bowl' still remain.

Radovljica hosts the largest chocolate festival, and the only of its kind, in Slovenia. Every year producers from across Slovenia present their products at the festival together with a variety of cooking shows, workshops and presentations. As sweet as it gets!

On the banks of the rushing Kroparica Stream, in the shade of the forested Jelovica Plateau, one of the major iron-forging Slovenian centres lies hidden away: Kropa. Every year, in July, the town celebrates a typical festival focused on the centuries-old iron-forging tradition where visitors can enjoy the preserved iron forgers' cuisine, customs and excellent singing.

Honey is one of the most important basic culinary products in Slovenian and the town of Radovljica is widely considered to be the hometown of Slovenian beekeeping. Every year, the town celebrates its Honey Festival, an antique tradition that is more than 130 years old. It’s the perfect occasion to discover the genuine Slovenian honey and visit Radovljica’s Old Town, one of the best preserved medieval structures all over the country.