Why visit Štanjel

Local cuisine

In Štanjel time passes by more slowly. So why not take some time to taste and explore the culinary tradition of the Karst. Local flavours are a special signature of the land that is marked by its stone, bora wind and biodiversity. The people of the Karst are pleased to present their culinary and wine specialities, so a short break should always include some chatting with locals and exploring the culture of the place.

Culinary masterpieces give every event a special touch. It could be a wedding or a business meeting, or even exquisite catering in the castle courtyard, the Ferrari Garden or in one of Štanjel’s picturesque alleys. While enjoying beautiful views of the Vipava Valley and the Karst.


Štanjel is a place of countless unique stories that enrich the experience of this one-of-a-kind medieval settlement. Get to know the architect Maks Fabiani and his works better, discover why flower wreaths hang on the front door of every house in the old village and much more.

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