Monday, 11 April 2016
Postcards from Ljubljana
During the Easter weekend I went away to visit the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. It is a very lovely city and very small indeed, that really two days is quite enough to see it all. We didn`t visit any museums as they were all closed for Easter, there were a few which looked interesting though.
Our hotel was right in the centre and all the major sights were within walking distance. The castle which looms high about the city is reachable with a funicular. Once up there are some nice views and we visited some parts of the castle and stopped for a coffee.
The main square has the wonderfully colourful Francisan Church of the Annunication and the Triple bridge. It is as the name says three bridges connected together and joins the old town to the new town. The city is full of lovely coloured buildings and walking along the river is a great way to see these buildings, the river and many bars and cafes. There are many bridges here are some of the names the Butchers, Cobblers and the Dragon bridge.
Ljubljana is situated in the middle of Slovenia, therefore you can visit many places as a day trip. We visited Lake Bled and also went to Zagreb in Croatia. Also not far and would have been really nice to visit was Trieste in Italy. More about these day trips at a later date.
Towards the end of this week Alessio and I go to Scotland, my father turns 70 next Monday, so we will celebrate that at the weekend.