Breakfast in hotel.
Full-day excursion to the Private Gardens with Mr. Stefano Morsolin. Departure for Bistrica, one of the oldest cities of Slovenia. The most important landmarks to see are: Slovenska Bistrica Castel , (with the adjacent park), the Churches of Sv. Jernej, Sv. Marija sedem žalosti, Sv. Jožef, the Mariana column in Alfonz Sarh square, as well as other buildings built along the busy street Vienna -Trieste.
The tour continues to the Loskj Potok Private Garden, a unique garden-park dedicated to bears. We stop at the famous village, to admire its picturesque landscape in which it is immersed.
Time for lunch, (not included).
In the afternoon departure for Metlika, a quiet town in the heart of Bela Krajina (White Carniola), surrounded by hills full of vineyards. Next is Painhoff Garden, a rural garden, which has retained its natural appearance, despite the interventions artfully designed by the owner.
Next is Metlika Castle, one floor building with a pentagonal structure. It is possible to enter the castle through an atrium of two-storey tower that leads into a large internal colonnaded courtyard. The castle, which at the beginning had the characteristics of a fortress, following the refurbishment after the fires of 1705 and 1790, became a comfortable residence. The two defensive towers placed in the rear part, on the promontory above the river Obrh, are proof of its original role. Today the castle is the seat of Belokranjski muzej, (Museum of Bela Krajina). Its permanent exhibition presents some collections that describe the history of the region, from prehistoric times, until the middle of the XX century.
Return to Ljubljana and dinner in a local restaurant.