Guidebook Updates for Slovenia

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Slovenia, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Julian Alps

For books printed before July 2018, the following may apply:

  • Apartmaji Lia in Korbarid has closed.

Lake Bled

For books printed before July 2018, the following may apply:

  • Tito's Vila Bled is no longer open to the public.

Ljubljana

  • There are new direct trains running twice daily between Ljubljana and Trieste (one of which continues on to Trieste Airport and Udine). Travelers can easily transfer to regional and Freccia trains further on towards Venice and Milan. The existing Slovenian services to Villa Opicina remain, with local buses to Trieste now conveniently stopping at the train station, eliminating the need to walk into the village to catch a bus to Trieste Centrale.
  • In addition to Flixbus and GoOpti, Slovenian bus operator Nomago has launched new services from Ljubljana to both Venice Marco Polo and Treviso airports.

For books printed before July 2018, the following may also apply:

  • An extensive renovation of the City Museum of Ljubljana is planned for 2018.
  • The number for Intertours taxi is +386 (0)9704080-311-311 or +386 (0)31-311-311.
  • B&B Petra Varl has a new phone number: +386 (0)41-389-470.

For books printed before December 2017, the following may also apply:

  • The National and University Library's reading room is now open to the public on Saturday afternoons (14:30–18:00) year-round (€2).
  • The Emonec launderette no longer serves the general public, but is now available only to guests of the Hotel Emonec.
  • Pri Vitezu restaurant has closed.

For books printed before July 2017, the following may also apply:

Maribor & Ptuj

For books printed before July 2018, the following may apply:

  • The Štajerc brewpub in Maribor has closed.
  • The Kurent Youth Hostel in Ptuj has closed; a new hostel has opened, but it's inconveniently located.

Piran

For books printed before July 2018, the following may apply:

  • Travelers can take advantage of a free "electric car" shuttle service in summer. Call Maestro (mobile +386 (0)31-288-574) and tell them where you want to go.
  • The Hotel Tartini view terrace is no longer open to the public.