Idrija has become European Destination of Excellence 2011
Within the European Project EDEN – European Destinations of Excellence the Slovenian Tourist Board announced a call for the selection of European Destinations of Excellence 2011 in Slovenia for the fourth consecutive year. Destination Idrija received the highest score of the expert committee among four finalists in the competition: Podzemlje Pece - tourist mine and museum, The Underground Adventure Velenje and Žiče Charterhouse in the Valley of Saint John the Baptis. Topic of this year’s selection was TOURISM AND REVIVAL OF STATIONARY CULTURAL HERITAGE. Chosen was destination, which, according to the principles of sustainable development, revived one or more objects of cultural heritage. It also inspired new tourist facilities and meanings, encouraged the revival of the local environment in a sustainable way and increase visits throughout the year.
Read more at http://www.idrija.si/index.php?vie=cnt&str=38_slo.