Karst or Kras in Slovenian, comes from the Indo-European root “kar”, that is rock, stone. It is a limestone plateau that extends geographically from the Julian Pre-Alps in the north-east of Italy, frames the Adriatic Sea through Slovenia and reaches the Velebit massif in the extreme north-west of Croatia.
It’s historically known for being the scene of violent battles during World War I.
It is a borderland, with an eye to the Adriatic Sea and the other to the rugged karst promontory. Surrounded by the scents of the Mediterranean, it is bright and shining more than ever when the air is made clear by the bora wind.
Famous for the landscapes, the cliffs overlooking the sea and the soft hills of the hinterland from which you can enjoy magnificent views, the Karst is a particularly valuable territory in terms of nature. Due to the geomorphological peculiarities, the caves, the sinkholes and the valleys that the water and the underground courses of the rivers have dug into the rock, the area is the paradise of geologists and, due to the extraordinary variety of vegetation, that of botanists.