As you already know we have some sort of special agreement for maintaining romance, and one of the articles is also the opposite date. This time was Ian’s turn for arranging a date. Romantic getaway in Ljubljana is our first date for our blog. I have never imagined I’ll be invited on a romantic date in the Green Capital of Europe in 2016. The spirit of sustainability and life quality took us through the streets of the city’s newer part.
Romantic Getaway in Ljubljana
We felt very safe because Ljubljana is a small city but big in hospitality. It is a picturesque place with numerous sights that you can spot throughout the year. However, our attention caught something else. We like to follow our noses and in autumn the smell of chestnuts is a must. Ian knows that I like to get my hands dirty. A smell of baked chestnut takes me back to my childhood when we gathered at my uncle’s and ate them till we were full. There is something special in pealing them and eating with your hands.
Someone told us that the vision of Ljubljana’s mayor is a public swimming area by the river. The river needs some cleaning. However, they can manage this. A country that is so rich in water and has even drinkable tap water should provide residents of the capital a free of charge place to chill during hot summer. With that thought in mind, we walked along the river and reached terraces in the shadow of the willow trees. That was a perfect spot to have a cup of coffee.
Castle on the Top is Worth to Visit
If you want to have a nice walk from the city center to the viewpoint on the top of the hill, where the ancient castle stands, you are lucky because in Ljubljana it is an easy 10-minute-uphill stroll. And while you get higher and higher you can watch little houses below. The path is between the old tall trees, which provide neat cold shade. A nice walk through nature always sparks the romance and if you are headed for such a lovely late lunch like we were, life is good.
Romantic getaway in Ljubljana got a climax with this amazing lunch. Elegant restaurant awaited us in a historic castle, all ready to spoil our taste buds. Very nice staff accompanied us to our table next to the window. From that window, we could have watched excited crows at play. They were full of energy. However, we were hungry. Therefore, they lost our attention very soon. After amuse-bouche we noticed beautiful old wall paintings.
Later, I learned that paintings on the wall were made with a technique called sgraffito. However, shooters tower was recently renovated and it kept the medieval touch on the classical base. Here, you definitely feel and eat like a king. Our feast was a seven-course tasting menu and we loved every bite. It deserves a proper description and here you can read about Restaurant Strelec.
Time flew away, as it always does when you have a good time. Soon the sunset occurred and we climbed the castle’s highest spot from where we could see the disappearing sun and changing colors that it brings. Thank you, my darling, I have really enjoyed this romantic getaway in Ljubljana, and don’t worry I already have a plan for you.