This trip will take you to one of the oldest horse farms in Europe, right by the Slovenian-Italian border. Lipica Stud Farm almost has an American Midwest feel – despite being in Slovenia – with white-picket fences leading up to rustic-looking stables. You can nose around the grounds with a clued-up guide, who will tell you all about the famous Lipizzaner horses. They’ve been bred here for over 400 years, surviving three wars and starring in a 1960s Disney film – Miracle of the White Stallions. You can pace around the historic yard, see the mansion house and peek into Velbanca, Lipica’s most well-established stable. There’s also a chance to see the Chapel of St Anthony and Lipikum, an interactive museum telling the stallions’ story.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.