High plateaus, somewhere grassy, elsewhere overgrown by forests, hilly landscape of the Vipavska Brda hills, covered with luscious vineyards, and old villages surrounded by orchards and fields through which the Vipava river flows. The diversity of the landscape is truly remarkable.
The valley spreads out to the west, the direction from which a strong influence of the Mediterraneian climate emanates, giving the area a special mark. Despite the surrounding mountains and plains soaring more than 600 metres above the valley, the climate is mild throughout the year, perfect for the outdoor activities. Vipava Valley enjoys one, endless season.
Cold air from the north and warm air from the west create the Bora wind, the main feature of the upper Vipava valley. Strong gusts which can reach over 200 km/h influence the lives in the area and leave ever-lasting marks. Narrow streets and pathways, stones holding down the rooftops and aslanting trees are the most obvious storytellers of the might that the wind possesses. However, it also has its advantages, clearing the overcast skies, sweeping the streets and doing a great job of air-drying the prosciutto. The Bora is a valuable life-force of the area.
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