As long as I remember, I've always lived at border with Italy. My hometown Nova Gorica and Italy's Gorizia today live as one city, but in times of Jugoslavia, life at the border was very different. Cities were divided with high fence, barbed wired and customs was strict if you wanted to enter Italy. There so I have many stories to share with you about that period, for example ladies from Slovenian Karst were smuggling salt for salting famous Karst prosciutto in the frames of their bicycles! Today, I still live in this particular border area, but this time my bordering town is Trieste.
I finished studies at Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. I'm a professor of Philosophy and Cultural Sociology. I'm interested in history, arts, culture, human beliefs and nature. I enjoy reading and exploring the history of this special border environment, mainly because it talks about multiculturalism, tolerance, respect for ethnic minorities and their beliefs. All of this is shown in Trieste unique lifestyle, a truly cosmopolitan city which I would love to show you.
Becoming a tour guide was a highlight in my life. I love travelling and I being in contact with different people. I truly belive that traveling opens horizons, strengthens tolerance and makes people happier. That's what happens to me when I travel myself. Therefore, when I guide, the happiness of my guests is my primary goal.
I've got a lot of experience in driving/guiding by car/van and safety is very important for me. I'm professional, knowledgeable, open, and I love to smile ☺
I'll be happy to help you in advance with your planning to visit either Trieste and surroundings, the Slovenian coast (Piran, Koper, Portorož, Piran's salinas etc. ), or mainland (Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna Cave, etc. ). Let's have fun together and make your holiday an unforgettable experience!
A Recent Review of this guide
We did a tour yesterday with Danijela, travelling from Piran to Ljubljana and stopping at Predjama Castle and Postdonja Caves along the way. This was a five star tour with Danielja. It was very good. Danielja was very informative and interesting. We felt very comfortable with her and very much enjoyed the day. We would highly recommend her!
- Officially licensed tourist guide by Chamber of Commerce in Ljubljana, Slovenia # TV 1151;
- Bachelor of Philosophy and Cultural Sociology;
- Driving licence
I am not allowed to give tours inside museums or churches.