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2000 years of Emona in Ljubljana

This year, the Slovenian capital celebrates 2000 years since as Emona it became a part of the 60-million ancient Roman Empire. Come and propose a toast to Ljubljana!

It is impossible not to fall in love with this city whose name itself is derived from the word love, as one can read on many web blogs and forums. Even Lonely Planet placed it 2nd on its prestigious Best in Europe list for 2014. The Slovenian capital city is a tourist and resident friendly city that just won the European Green Capital Award 2016. Feel Ljubljana this summer!

During the celebration of the Roman Empire, the tourist organisation Ljubljana Tourism prepared a variety of Emona 2000 packages. The celebration will reach its highlight with the event Ave, Emona!, set to be held from 22 to 24 August, when one of the most renowned Ljubljana squares will recreate the atmosphere of Roman times.

Roman Emona was the first urban predecessor of the current Ljubljana, which is special also due to the fact that its Roman heritage still remains in the centre of the town on its original site. This year, you can explore and experience Emona by taking special guided tours and by tasting ancient Roman dishes. You can also visit interesting exhibitions on Emona and the Romans displayed at museums, galleries and outdoors, taking you back to the past.

Have you been wondering if residents of Ljubljana still possess any of the Roman characteristics? They certainly do. Today`s residents of the Slovenian capital city have kept everything that was good in ancient Romans and adjusted it in their own way. They still value culture highly, lead a healthy life, have lively discussions and get together on summer Fridays at the Open Kitchen, where they taste different dishes right in the middle of the market.

Experience, feel and taste Roman Ljubljana! Let this summer be a summer of Roman hedonism. Let Ljubljana be at the heart of your experience, as goes the slogan of the Ljubljana Festival.

Spirit Slovenia - Slovenian Tourist Board


Emona 2000 tourist packages
The Emona 2000 Package at the Best Western Hotel Slon****
The Emona 2000 Package at the Best Western Hotel Slon****
Experience the main event of celebrating the 2000th anniversary of Roman Emona! The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and "Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...
The Emona 2000 Package at the City Hotel***
The Emona 2000 Package at the City Hotel***
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and "Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...
The Emona 2000 Package at the Plaza Hotel****
The Emona 2000 Package at the Plaza Hotel****
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a fitness, an entry to the swimming pools, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and "Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...
The Emona 2000 Package at the Grand Hotel Union Business****
The Emona 2000 Package at the Grand Hotel Union Business****
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...
The Emona 2000 Package at the Park Hotel***
The Emona 2000 Package at the Park Hotel***
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and "Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...
The Emona 2000 Package at Grand Hotel Union Executive****
The Emona 2000 Package at Grand Hotel Union Executive****
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and "Roman Stories from the Crossroads" more...
The Emona 2000 Package at the Lev Hotel****
The Emona 2000 Package at the Lev Hotel****
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...
The Emona 2000 Package at the Central Hotel***
The Emona 2000 Package at the Central Hotel***
The package includes two overnight stays with breakfast, a guided tour of Roman Emona, and a ticket to the main museum exhibition "Emona: A City of the Empire" and Roman Stories from the Crossroads". more...

Taste Ljubljana

Taste Ljubljana: Long for its dishes Ljubljanas been known
Taste Ljubljana: Long for its dishes Ljubljanas been known
Excellent boiled beef tongue, eggs à la Ljubljana, sautéed potatoes, chives sauce and fried chicken drumsticks and wings that were popular among workers in the city port at the Ljubljanica river in the 17th century, and Ljubljana cottage cheese pancakes with tarragon for dessert! These are only a few of the delicacies that can be found in the culinary guide Taste Ljubljana. The project was developed in collaboration of the Ljubljana Tourism and the renowned Slovenian ethnologist Dr Janez Bogataj. With the Taste Ljubljana brand, the official guide to Ljubljana and the Central Slovenia region Visit Ljubljana wants to draw attention to the typical dishes of Ljubljana and present their modern preparation. The authors aim is to prevent the traditional dishes of Ljubljana from disappearing from the everyday and festive menus of locals and visitors. more...
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Summer in Ljubljana

Summer in Ljubljana
Summer in Ljubljana
This year, five events will take place in the heart of Ljubljana, at the Kongresni trg square, which is one of the most beautiful squares in Slovenia. Thus, Ljubljana will be even livelier and festival events will be even closer to the people, at the very heart of your experience. Over the decades, the Ljubljana Festival, which is considered one of the most important and one of the oldest festivals in both Slovenia and Europe, has shaped the summer spirit of the Slovenian capital. It has become a way of life during the summer holidays for visitors and residents alike. For many artists the Ljubljana Festival has become an important reference, and they love to come back. Let Ljubljana be at the heart of your experience this summer, as goes the slogan of the Ljubljana Festival. more...


In the spotlight
Ave, Emona! 2000 years of Roman Ljubljana
Ave, Emona! 2000 years of Roman Ljubljana
Ljubljana feels Slovenia and ancient Rome! This year, the Slovenian capital celebrates 2000 years of Emona: 2000 years since the Roman colony was founded on the left bank of the Ljubljanica river. "Salvete, grati nobis Emonam venitis - Be greeted, you who have come to visit us here in Emona!" is how you would be greeted upon arriving at one of the entrances to Julia Emona 2000 years ago. In cooperation with the City Museum of Ljubljana, the Ljubljana Castle and the National Museum of Slovenia, the Ljubljana Tourism prepared a wide range of events, exhibitions and workshops to celebrate this round anniversary of Emona. The main event "Ave, Emona!" is set to be held between 22 and 24 August at the Kongresni trg square, which will recreate the atmosphere of Roman times. more...

The adventures and tours through Emona
The adventures and tours through Emona
Travel back in time to the Romans and feel Emona! At the Ljubljana Tourism, some interesting themed exhibitions and guided tours were organized to celebrate 2000th anniversary of Emona. Put on Roman attire and set out for new adventures in the light of flaming torches, accompanied by a legionary. Set sail along the Ljubljanica river and taste traditional Roman dishes. Take a Roman trip from Emona (Ljubljana) to Celeia (Celje) and Poetovia (Ptuj) or get into a real time machine! This summer, Ljubljana invites you to experience Roman adventures! In the company of a legionary and a tourist guide, you can take a tour of Ljubljana"s streets, where the most beautiful remains of Emona have survived to the present day. Get to know the Roman culture and relive the old customs and the daily life of the residents of Emona in a street performance. The Emona Road is particularly nice if you take a torchlight evening tour. more...

The Findings of Emona - Roman Ljubljana
The Findings of Emona - Roman Ljubljana
This year, the Slovenian capital celebrates 2000 years of Roman Emona, the first urban predecessor of the current Ljubljana. Emona is special also due to the fact that its Roman heritage still remains in the centre of the town on its original site. Ljubljana"s residents still live and work in view of Roman architectural innovation. See for yourself! When their Roman ancestors welcomed the Emperor Theodosius the Great, people were singing and dancing. Ljubljana is very different nowadays, but people are still lively and friendly towards visitors. The city of Ljubljana is preparing numerous events to celebrate its important anniversary. more...




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