You are interested in western part of Slovenia, Nova Gorica as I understand
and the region along the border with Italy (Triest). I Live in Nova Gorica
so I can give you a couple of details about the place.
Nova Gorica was built after the Second World War. Gorizia, or Gorica as
Slovene part of population call it (Goerz in German) is the old town that
remained under Italy. Decision for building a completely new town was
entirely political. Nevertheless, my generation (1951) prefers to think that
Nova Gorica and Gorizia is the same town. Most of us speak both languages
(Italian and Slovene) and we use both parts of town, regardless of the state
border cutting it in two.
There is a relatively unknown fact about life in this region concerning many
nations living here. there were newspaper edited daily in
Gorica/Gorizia/Goerz in four languages before fascism came to power in
Italy: Slovene, Italian, German and Hebrew. There was a Hebrew community in
Gorizia before Second World War, besides German, Slovene and Italian one.
This will give you an idea of how open this place once was to different
Of course, there are many wonderful places here to be seen. There is only a
little more than half an hour ride from here to the seaside and about the
same to the nearest skiing resort. Mild Mediterranean climate, wine and
olive country with good Mediterranean food, yet with many influences coming
from different nationalities who brought them here as they moved to these
places long time ago. Many lovely places to visit, restaurants, inns serving
typical food and good local wines. All you have to do is to choose.
If you have any specific questions or desires, please feel free to contact
me, I will be glad to help.