Specialities from the local area
The people of the Soča Valley have known about and enjoyed good food for a very long time. Alongside the Soča Valley are many roads and paths leading to places where the old traditional farm activities are still alive. For example, the Alpine dairy-farms under Krn and other Tolmin mountains, where the famous Tolmin cheese is produced.
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. Yet, beware, history and tradition do not reign absolutely, for every štrukelj is different.
The »Kobariški štrukelj« is a pastry with a signature. Every housewife from Kobarid prepares hers in a slightly different way and “signs” it with her fingerprint in the middle of the »štrukelj«. Once upon a time it served as a fortifying snack during the summer mowing, but today it is the star attraction on the dessert menus of restaurants in the Kobarid area.
Source: Dolina soče
The Dicova voda spring
The Dicova voda spring in Klavže is considered a deep spring. According to some information the water is supposed to be coming from the depth of 700 metres. It has a constant temperature and never goes dry. It has the same amount of water throughout the whole year and is regarded as one of the ‘good waters’. This water was used by farmers working on nearby pastures. It gave them a pleasant feeling of replenishment.
The spring with the stone arch was built by the soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army during the 1st world war. This area was the Soča front hinterland at that time and served as a base for supply units. Following the plans and guidelines of a Territorial army soldier Alois Kern from Weinburg at Mureck (Austrian Stiria) they started constructing the spring on the 10th of July 1916. They constructed the well in only 10 days. The stone arch has a metal inscription of the year 1916.
People are becoming more and more interested in springs. And an increasing number of visitors are also coming to drink the water. According to dowsing measurements the Dicova voda spring has positive energetic characteristics. Its powerful energy is supposed to have an effect on all the chakras. Many people find that they recover much more quickly after drinking this water. It is commonly known that this water helps improve the condition of patients suffering from intestine or prostate related diseases.
Source: Dolina soče
Alongside the Soča Valley are many roads and paths leading to places where the old traditional farm activities are still alive. For example, the Alpine dairy-farms under Krn and other Tolmin mountains, where the famous Tolmin cheese is produced.