Nova Gorica  is a town in Slovenia on the Italian border. The neighbouring town of Gorizia is in Italy and is approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of Nova Gorica. The border runs between the two cities and is directly outside the main train station in Nova Gorica. Until 21st December 2007 passports had to be shown when traveling between the two cities but this is no longer required since Slovenia joined the Schengen zone.
Regular trains from Bled and Jesnice (and onwards to Ljubljana are available from Nova Gorica station which is located on the Slovenian-Italian border to the west of the city centre. Trains to Trieste, Venice and Rome are available from Gorizia station which is 10 minutes by bus (across the border) from Nova Gorica.
- Taxi transfers Gruden, Tolmin , cell: +386 51 60 55 00
There are regular local buses which cross between Nova Gorica and Gorizia.
It's main tourist attractions are casinos, such as Perla and Park. They mostly cater for Italian gamblers.
For more cosmopolitan travelers Sveta Gora or Kostanjevica should be more interesting. The first is a traditional pilgrimage destination, while the other houses the tomb of Bourbones.
Nova Gorica is the only location in Slovenia where bungee jumping is available.
A half an hour drive can take you to the location of a fantastic castle and caves.
The best restaurant in town is "Marco Polo" where all the locals eat. It is well priced and delicious.
In summer, be sure to check the local student's club evening programme at "Poletna Scena" in the center of the town.
If you are looking for a good beer, try a Slovenian beer called "Laško".
- Brda wine region is near and inviting.
- Štanjel, a typical Karst village.
This page was last edited at 20:59, on 4 March 2009 by Colin Jensen. Based on work by Ryan Holliday and Ricardo, Wikitravel user(s) Morph, Airin and WindHorse and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.