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Shopping in Slovenia...
Ljubljana's Summer Music Festival draws performers and audiences from all over Europe. Throughout the year, music of all kinds rings through the cityŃsymphonic and operatic, rock and jazz.
Food & Drink
A gostilna (tavern) is the best place to sample specialties. Seafood is a must in coastal areas.
Holiday breads, usually made of flour and groats, may be braided or shaped like wreaths. Struklji are sausages stuffed with one of a possible 70 savory or sweet combinations. A variety of fillings is used in preparing the festive potica dessert.
Podravje and Posavje (the northern and southeastern regions) produce such wines as sipon, laski and renski riesling, and pinots. In Primorje, try tokay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. In Maribor, a 440-year-old vine still produces 35 liters of zametna crnina (velvet black) wine each year. Look for it in small bottles bearing the city's official seal.
Shops are generally open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays; Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Crystal from Rogas˙ka Slatina and laces from Idrija are good buys.