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Asturian Coast Flavours Route

The route follows the Asturian Coast to show the beautiful landscape of beaches, cliffs, capes and, in particular, the fishing villagers that keeps the fishing traditions alive.

The lonjas, the fishermen’s markets, open their doors to allow visitors to see the curious method of auctioning the fish and in the small craft canneries one can observe the methods used to preserve the fish, many of which are still completely manual.

You can also join in a class of marine cookery or, accompanied by knowledgeable local guides, discover the less well known parts of the fishing villages to learn the secrets of the fishing and marine traditions.

 

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The Slovenian Istria Wine Region

The Slovenian region of Istria is one of the leading wine producers in the country. The fertile soil and climate of Istria are perfect for wine producing and because of it, many varieties of grapes – both red and white – grow in the region. The most important wine grape variety is Refošk (Refosco del Peduncolo Verde), whose grapes are macerated in open vats. A thick and dark, almost violet wine is a symbol of the lasting Istrian wine tradition which also boasts excellent whites.

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Wine Growing Region of the Vipava Valley

In addition to the well-known wine grape varieties which grow in the Primorska region, in the Vipava Valley you can also find several indigenous grapes – the harmonious and refreshing Pinela with a delicate bouquet; the wonderfully rich, slightly acidic Klarnica from the sun-drenched vineyards, and Zelén, the sun-kissed ‘king of the Vipava Valley wines’, which local winemakers always offer towards the end of wine tastings as it is indeed a very special wine.

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