Soča Valley, Vrsno village

Following the path of Simon Gregorčič and Ciril Kosmač.

Visit the places where best-known Slovenian poetry was written. This region witnessed the bloodiest battles of the First World War and was also the home of Simon Gregorčič, known as “The nightingale of Gorizia” and the poet of peace.

Programme A: Vrsno and Simon Gregorčič

  • Train journey to Most na Soči and back
  • Bus ride to vrsno with a professional guide
  • Visit to the museum, located in the birth house of the poet Simon Gregorčič

Programme description

Travel by train to the town of Most na Soči, where you will meet a professional tourist guide and take a bus ride to the town of Vrsno. There you will visit a museum situated in the birth house of the famous Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič. At return, you will stop at a cemetery in the village where “The nightingale of Gorizia” was laid to his final rest. From there you will head back to the Most na Soči train station.

Programme B: Most na Soči – Path of Ciril Kosmač

  • Train journey to Most na Soči and back 
  • Guided walk along the path of Ciril Kosmač (from the train station, via the small village of Stopec to the town of Most na Soči)
  • Visit to the new archaeological museum located in an elementary school
  • Visit to the privately owned Small War Museum

Description of the path of Kosmač

The educational Kosmač Trail is a learning literary trail in the valley of the Idrijca River. A signposted footpath leads the visitor from Most na Soči, past numerous popular sites and after two hours brings them to the birth house of the writer Ciril Kosmač.

Travellers follow the words of Ciril Kosmač and at the same time learn about the historic and cultural monuments as well as geographic features of the region.

The birth house of Ciril Kosmač is located on the left bank of the Idrijca River away from the main road. The house holds a permanent exhibition devoted to the life and work of the Slovenian writer. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, small dayroom (»izba«) and bedroom (»kamra«) depicting scenes of the working and living conditions during the 1930s. The upper-floor rooms are a showcase of writer’s life and creative expression. The house where Ciril Kosmač was born represents one of the main learning points along the Kosmač Trail. This project was successfully launched at the Dušan Munih elementary school in Most na Soči in the year 2000.

Prices

The price depends on the selected programme and the distance from the departure train station to Most na Soči.

 
Included in the price: Programme A – bus ride to Vrsno and back to the railway station,
the contents of your chosen excursion programme,
professionally guided sightseeing tour, admission fee for museums.
Supplement: Snack or lunch is available for both programmes.
Number of people: min. 40 (the cost is higher for smaller groups)
Target groups: Groups of kindergarten, primary and secondary school children, groups of elders.
Dates: Throughout the year on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Validity on trains: Valid for travel in 2nd class carriages on all trains except InterCity Slovenia services (ICS).
Registration and payment: Register at least 5 days prior to travelling. Groups larger than 50 people should register at least 8 days in advance.
Register and pay for the excursion at the ticket counter on the station where your trip begins, or at our ticket offices in Ljubljana, Maribor and Celje.