A unique feature of the Posavje region are the traditional vineyard cottages that dot the picturesque landscape of green rolling hills interspersed with various villages, vineyards and forests. In recent years many of these stone, brick and wood cottages (or zidanice in Slovene) have been renovated and made available for tourists to visit and stay in - a joint project overseen and funded by local, regional and national organisations, as well as the EU. They range from larger estates offering individual rooms and apartments to entire cottages that can be rented at quite reasonable rates (less than €10 per person in some cases), and will often even include unlimited free wine for guests! While each location is different, they are all beautifully renovated inside and out, and run by incredibly warm, welcoming and friendly (if not necessarily fluent English-speaking) local families. For more information on the project, available locations, prices and direct online booking, visit www.turizemvzidanicah.si.