The village of Šepulje lies in the midst of a slightly rolling karst plateau at the foothills of a low hill, which protects it from the north wind. It is surrounded by vineyards, planted in the fertile terra rossa (reddish soil). In spite of its location, along the road crossing the Karst from Sežana to Štanjel and up to Nova Gorica, it is far away from the noisy life in towns. Only titmice chant their melody in the morning, vine leaves rustle in vineyards exposed to the sun, and, from time to time, the north wind whistles its sharp tune at the window.

Šepulje attracts one's attention from a long distance, thanks to the mighty building where kraški pršut (karst ham) is produced. In its vicinity, there are lots of old and new farmhouses, like the farmhouse Šajna – an old karst house restored into a pleasant restaurant. Here guests can taste the kraški pršut and other local specialities, accompanied by a glass of genuine kraški teran (karst red wine). Five double rooms, furnished with antique furniture, are a temptation for visitors to stop here for a while.

Beside the karst specialities, guests have the possibility to discover the sights situated in its surroundings. They can go for a walk through the village, with its old stone houses, have a look at one of the oldest vines in the Kras or visit the ancient, gothic Church of St. Anthony on the top of a nearby hill. The village of Tomaj, with the native house of the poet Srečko Kosovel, is close at hand. From the hill over the village it is possible to enjoy a magnificent view on the karst plateau. Many quiet side-roads offer visitors the possibility to discover the landscape by bicycle.

There are over 360 km of marked cycling routes in the Kras, so that it will not be difficult to embark on long and short cycling tours. Visitors can reach the medieval settlement of Štanjel and other old villages, visit the Lipizzaner horses in the famous stud farm of Lipica or discover some of the tourist caves like the remarkable Škocjan Caves, which have been entered in the Unesco list of the world natural and cultural heritage. In addition to these sights, guests travelling by car can explore the wealth of wines by following the wine route.  

Restaurant schedule

From 12:00 to 22:00 | Thursday closed


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