This charming little guesthouse in the village of Hruševica near Štanjel is the perfect base from which to explore Slovenia's (and Italy's) incredible Karst region. The hilltop town of Štanjel is indeed one of the most popular destinations in all of Slovenia for fairy tale weddings, but you don't have to be tying the knot to appreciate the magical atmosphere. You're also guaranteed to eat well, as the Karst (or just Kras in Slovene) is also renowned for it's gastronomic specialities, including the protected local prosciutto (kraški pršut) and Teran wine. Double and triple rooms are available in the modernly renovated traditional Mediterranean villa, some of which have balconies, and the hosts get high marks from guests for their warm welcomes and overall hospitality. Hruševica is situation only 27km from Trieste, 50km from Koper and about an hour's drive from Ljubljana.