Nova Gorica, modernity punctuated with tradition

Nova Gorica, in Italian "Nuova Gorizia", is on the Italian-Slovene border. Gorizia and Nova Gorica, formerly separated by the Italian-Yugoslav border, first, and then by the Italian-Slovenian border, have been united since 21 December 2007. Built from scratch after the war, it is very different from its "twin" Gorizia. Its centre was born from a visionary and ambitious project that was only partially completed: creating a modern urban design that would express grandeur and beauty without the vacuous gigantism of building masses by providing a large area reserved for vegetation and plants characteristic of the region.

Foto di Luigi Vitale


Gostilna Pri Hrastu, a classic inn for a traditional local menu that includes fuži with truffles, goulash gnocchi, cevapcici , or Karst-style fillet, among others.

Kromberška cesta 2

Tel. +386 5 302 72 10

Gostilna Pr'Mikiju is a restaurant where you can enjoy a little bit of everything: from grilled fish to meat. Also in tartare version.

Solkan, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 302 92 30

Le Citè is a coffee shop-pizzeria where you can find Neapolitan pizza. Fully in the centre.

Bevkov trg 5000

Nova Gorica

Tel. +386 598 14129

Gostilna Metulj is an inn where you can sample various dishes of typical Slovenian cuisine. Their speciality is bear meat.

Cankarjeva ul. 60, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 302 19 36

Fabrika is in the city centre and offers the possibility of having an aperitif or dinner outside. The choice ranges from charcuterie boards and hamburgers to various cuts of grilled meat.

Bevkov trg 1 5000 Nova Gorica

Tel. +386 51 270 999

Caffè Dolce Vita where you can find handmade pastries. It is part of the Casino Perla complex.

Perla Casino & Hotel, Kidričeva ulica 7, 5000, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 336 31 45

Kukaj, pekarstvo in slaščičarstvo is a bakery - pastry shop offering a variety of pastries, from leavened pastries to short and puff pastries. Also present are bourek, a typical pastry filled with meat or spinach.

D.O.O.-Poslovna enota center 1 Nova Gorica

Tel. +386 599 33160


Lipa, Hotel & Bistro is in the centre of the town of Šempeter, adjacent to Nova Gorica. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, TV and parking facilities. The property includes a casual bar, a restaurant with tables on the terrace and a bicycle rental.

Trg Ivana Roba 7, 5290 Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 336 60 00

Gostišče Madonca - Rooms & Restaurant is a three-star hotel with a restaurant featuring a garden, private parking and free use of bicycles.

Erjavčeva ulica 43, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Tel. +386 64 222 206

DAM boutique hotel & restaurant is a design hotel with an attached restaurant and bar. Free private parking and garden.

Ulica Vinka Vodopivca 24, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 333 11 47

Park Hotel & Entertainment is the casino hotel near the centre. It includes a restaurant, 2 pubs with a casual atmosphere, a patisserie - coffee shop and a spa.

Delpinova ulica 5, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 331 13 41

Perla Resort & Entertainment is an annex of the Casino, including four restaurants, a café and a wine cellar. On the wellness front, there is a spa, a fitness centre and an indoor pool with two whirlpools.

Kidričeva ulica 7, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Tel. +386 5 331 13 41