History & culture
All key sights of the Kobarid area – Kozjak Waterfall, Soča Gorge, remains of the World War I, archaeological site Tonocov grad, the Kobarid Museum and the Dairy Museum – are interconnected by the Kobarid Historical Trail. In Breginjski kot Valley visitors can admire the remains of the Venetian-Slovenian architectural style. At Vrsno it is possible to visit the birthplace of Simon Gregorčič, one of the most popular Slovenian poets. Village Drežnica attracts visitors with its pilgrimage Church of Sacred Heart, picturesque Forma viva and with interesting private collections.
Symbols of Kobarid
The Kobarid gastronomic circle - »De honesta voluptate et valetudine«- on true pleasure and good health, or even better "true pleasure is good health". In 1467, the philosopher Bartolomeo Platina gave this title to his treatise on healthy food. He quoted Maestro Martino de Rossi, who was chef to the fifteenth century Patriarch of Aquileia and the Soča region, and hence had links to Slovenia, Ludovico Trevisano. So the people of the Soča Valley have known about and enjoyed good food for a very long time.The traditions have passed from generation to generation, in written form and orally.
Today every housewife knows how to prepare the famous local dessert "kobariški štruklji" (a delicious dessert made from dough stuffed with walnuts, raisins and such like), to which the culinary grandees of the town even dedicate a festival - Štrukljada. Yet, beware, history and tradition do not reign absolutely, for every štrukelj is different. And diversity is indeed a special feature of the restaurants of Kobarid, eateries that feature great variety yet with enough in common to have created the intriguing, enticin.