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Koper - YH Histria Koper
A beautiful old Istrian house on a cobbled street in the centre of Koper, this characterful hostel is a great base for exploring the city.
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Koper, a Town of History, Culture and Tradition
The history of Koper dates all the way back to the Bronze Age – the rocky island was first settled in the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE. Thanks to a mild climate and fertile soil, a variety of activities soon developed in the area, fostering the flourishing of agriculture, crafts and trade. Throughout its history, Koper changed hands a number of times and was ruled by Romans, the Byzantine Empire and the Franks, until it was taken over by the Republic of Venice. The mighty Venetians ruled over this territory for a total of five centuries (from the 13th to the 18th century), leaving an indelible mark on the town’s architecture. This period saw an economic and cultural boom, the remains of which have been preserved until today. After the fall of the Venetians, the Slovenian Istria became a part of Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, later passing into the hands of Austria, Italy and Yugoslavia.
In the embrace of the Lipizzaner
The easiest way to reach Lipica is by motorway Ljubljana – Trst (Trieste) at the exit “Sežana – vzhod” and then just follow the signs for the remaining 5 kilometers. The stud farm at Lipica is the original stud farm where the bread of Lipizzaner began and it’s among the oldest cultivated horse breeds in the world. With a tradition of almost four and a half centuries it is among the oldest stud farms in the world as well and one of the most beautiful cultural-historical heritage sights of Slovenia, offering a home to 350 white horses.