Lanthieri Mansion, Vipava, Slovenia 
University of Nova Gorica,
Glavni trg 8,
Vipava is a small town in western Slovenia. It is approximately 80 kilometers west from the capital Ljubljana.
The valley of Vipava river is known for its natural beauty and wine production. There are many hiking possibilities in the near by hills and it is a home to some of the most beautiful caves (e.g. Postojna, Skocjan) in the region.
New York Times article about the region.
Lonely Planet put Vipava valley as one of the 10 essential destinations in Europe this year.
The workshop will take place at Lanthieri Mansion in Vipava, Slovenia.
Traveling to Slovenia:
The closest airports that we recommend:
- Trieste (TRS) : the closest to Vipava
- Venice airport Marco Polo: offers low fare easy jet flights in addition to many standard airline connections
- Ljubljana LJU: Slovenian airport, is connected to most major cities over Europe.
The best way to travel from your chosen airport to any given address is GoOpti, which we highly recommend.
GoOpti company offers shared and private rides connecting all the airports to the address of your choosing. This service can only be booked through their website. We urge you to book it as soon as possible, since it will be cheaper this way.
It might also be a good idea to rent a car once arrived at the airport for those who like being more independent. Keep in mind that Vipava is 1-2 hour car drive away from all mentioned airports.
Train schedule for Italian trains (connecting Venice - Trieste - Gorizia can be found here: train schedule)
Arriving/going to Trieste (central station) there is a bus, once per day Trieste - Vipava (14:45 Trieste - 16:19 Vipava and 05:36 Vipava - 7:13 Trieste).
For getting from Trieste airport to Trieste central station there are two options:
Ljubljana can be reached by trains from some cities around Europe. More information about this can be found here Slovenske Železnice
Slovenian railways schedule can be found here slo-zelezice
There is also a possibility for arriving with bus.
http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/en/ lists all bus connections inside Slovenia (the relevant bus stations are LJUBLJANA AVTOBUSNA POSTAJA, Nova Gorica, Ajdovščina and Vipava)
We recommend that you choose from one of the following accommodations:
- GOLD CLUB Ajdovščina
- The Youth Hostel Ajdovščina
- Na hribu
- David Koren apartments
- Apartment Thomas
We also urge you to book it in advance and not at the last minute due to the small capacities.
There will be organized bus transfer every day from the accommodations numbered 1-4 to Lanthieri mansion. However 5. and 6. are a walking distance from the mansion.
An alternative is also AirBnB