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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Easy does it at lush Ljublana!

A city with no world-famous attractions to speak off still charms the pants of its visitors, and how! Whether it's the creation of green spaces from former wasteland or the thoughtful free golf buggy-type kavalirs that shuttle people across the Old Town, Ljubljana merits its recognition as European Green Capital (2016). This charmer offers ambient riverside cafes, red-painted churches and the 16th-century Ljubljana Castle which lords over the town's red rooftops. Spend some time at the Museum of Puppetry while up there. A short walk from the Old Town is the genteel Krakovo village sprinkled with medieval houses and a convivial market square (Vodnikov trg). Those on a weekend break shouldn't miss the Sunday flea market held along the Ljubljanica River. Slovenian cuisine bears marked influences of neighbouring Italy, Austria and even Germany. Try the pork sausages, ravioli, calamari with cheese and ham, and Pršut (air-dried meat). Top off your weekend break at the underground Metelkova City, hotspot for alternative artists who frequent the bars hidden out there.

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