History

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Slovenia is one of the more undiscovered self-catering holiday destinations in Central Europe, however it is a country that has something to offer each and every one of its visitors. From the tasty Slovenian cuisine, to the rich Slovenian culture and an interesting history – you are sure to find something to love about Slovenia during your stay in one of NOVASOL’s options for self-catering holiday accommodation in Slovenia. Browse our range of holiday homes today and you can look forward to immersing yourself in the cuisine, culture and history of Slovenia. Each of our holiday lettings in Slovenia is carefully selected and offers you the perfect base from which to explore this charming country!

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Discover Slovenian history - Slovenia villas

The history which has helped to shaped the Slovenia which you will see during your stay in our Slovenia accommodation is rich and diverse and stretches back even before the settlement by the Slavs. Discover all of the many fascinating and varied periods of Slovenian history and how each of these has in turn influenced the culture and Slovenian cuisine. The early history of Slovenia and the ancestry of the Slovenian people can be traced back more than 250,000 years. We know this because of tools obtained from the cave in Loza near Orehek and the oldest flute in the world from the Divje cave which comes from this time.

History of Slovenia – Slovenian holiday accommodation

The history of Slovenia is intermingled with that of the rest of our self-catering European holidays destinations. You can still see the many remnants of the powerful Roman Empire should you decide to visit one of these ancient settlements during your stay in your chosen holiday villas in Slovenia. In the 2nd century BC, the Romans built important roads, where the first, still preserved cities were built: Emona (Ljubljana), Celeia (Celje), Poetovio (Ptuj), Castra (Ajdovšèina) Necropolis in Šempeter in the Savinja Valley. At the end of the fourth century, the Roman Empire collapsed and in the 6th century the ​​Slavs settled and set up the first autonomous state in the 7th century; called the principality of Karantania.

Slovenian history – self-catering holidays Slovenia

Why not learn more about the history of Slovenia whilst discovering the country's unique culture? In the 9th century the Christianization of the people began, and at the end of the 10th century Feudalism developed the Freisinger - the first record in Slovenian. From the 11th century, the first monasteries were founded as centres of faith. During this period several towns were built, including Kranj and Piran (1274). Today Piran is one of the most trendy and buzzing cities in Slovenia, filled with great cultural opportunities and nightlife – as well as being stunningly beautiful. Spend your self-catering European holidays in Slovenia and you will have lots of opportunity to visit some beautifully decorated churches and religious monuments.

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In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Habsburgs became more powerful and the Slovenian cities on the Adriatic became part of the Republic of Venice. The rest came under the rule of the Habsburgs. Learn more about this fascinating period of the history of Slovenia during your stay in our holiday homes in Slovenia to rent, each of which is carefully hand-picked. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries there were Turkish invasions and the uprisings of peasants (1515 and 1572), which lasted until the 18th century. 1550 - the first book in the Slovenian language of the reformer Primož Trubar: The Catechism. Jurij Dalmatin translated the Bible into the Slovene language.

Modern Slovenian history - holiday accommodation in Slovenia

Gradually, there was a growing demand for Slovenian independence. Learn more about the development of modern Slovenia during your self-catering holidays in our Slovenia accommodation. France Prešeren wrote Zdravljica, today's Slovenian national anthem. The Slovenes fought alongside the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in WWI. In 1919 the first Slovenian university was founded in Ljubljana. However, in the following years, Slovenia lost large areas in the north and west and in 1929 it became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The Declaration of Independence took place on 25 June 1991. In 1992 Slovenia became a member of the UN. On 1 May 2004 Slovenia joined the EU and became a member of NATO.