1. Kobilarna Lipica / Lipica Stud Farm (Street View) - the oldest European stud farm from 1580 continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds, lipizzan horses. You can visit Stud Farm Lipica and museum Lipikum. The premiere performance of the Lipica classical riding school will be on Sunday, March 19th at 3 pm. The performance takes 45 minutes. Special offer for the ECTO competitors: visit to the Stud Farm for 10,90 EUR and visit to the Stud Farm including presentation of the riding school for 17,50 EUR. Regular tickets for the visit are 16 EUR and for the visit with the presentation are 23 EUR. For discount you need your number bib. Visit of the Stud Farm is possible in time of opening hours and with guide according to the timetable. Unfortunately, photographing and recording of the performance is not allowed.
  2. Škocjanske jame / Škocjan Caves (Street View) - natural world heritage site on the UNESCO list; sink of the river Reka, underground canyon, caves and collapse dolines, education trail, museum collections.
  3. Jama Vilenica / Vilenica Cave (Street View) - the oldest touristic cave in Europe and possibly in the World with documented touristic visits already in 1633. Vilenica International Literary Prize is awarded in the cave. Visit is possible in time of the competitions only ordered in advance. I suggest on Saturday at 17.30 and at 18.15 in two groups (max. 40 people in one group). Visit to the cave is with a guide and lasts 45-60 minutes depends on the size of the group. Vilenica Cave is equipped and illuminated for touristic visits in the length of 450 m and because of the large number of steps is not accessible to the people with disabilities. Entrance fee: 10 EUR / person and 8 EUR / person for a group of 20 or more visitors.

  4. Kras / Karst region - well known by its:
  5. Postojna Cave Park (Google Map) - Postojnska jama / Postojna Cave, Predjamski grad / Predjama Castle (Street View), ...
  6. Slovenian Coast (Piran & Portorož, Koper, Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, ...) and surroundings (Socerb Castle, Hrastovlje - church and park of native plants and animals, ...)

  7. Ljubljana (Medieval City Centre, Ljubljana Castle, bridges on the river Ljubljanica, ...)
  8. Trieste (San Giusto Chatedral and Castle, Piazza dell-Unita d-Italia / Square of Italian Unity, ...) and surroundings (Miramare Castle, Duino Castle, Grotta Gigante / Giant Cave, ...)