You will be charmed by Ljubljana, more of a quaint provincial town than a capital. Take the funicular up to Ljubljana Castle, dominating the skyline, and pay a visit to the Cathedral of St Nicholas with its classic twin towers. Cross from the world of the living to the dead through the monumental arch of Zale cemetery, one of Europe's prettiest cemeteries. Rent a bike and cycle through bucolic Tivoli Park then treat yourself at one of the many cafés and bars that pack the main square, Presernov Trg.
Ljubljana is firmly establishing itself on the global scene as a top all-year-round city break destination, and this is reflected by the increasing number, and quality, of festivals and events the city puts on every month.
The Ljubljana Festival, which stretches all the way from the beginning of July to the end of September, boasts a wide and eclectic programme of performing arts. Around the same time, the Medieval Fair takes over the Old Town with market stalls, handicraft workshops and demonstrations of olde time practices such as medieval dentistry and torture.