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The Stirring Valley of Bovec, Italy

The Stirring Valley of Bovec, Italy

The Littoral region Bovec is situated in the northwestern Slovenian Alps, which is near the border of Italy. It is the central arrangement of the metropolis of Bovec. Earlier, it was the historic region of Georzia but now only a few minority people stay here.

Bovec was being in notice in the year 1174, but if go inside the deep history then we see have to go to the Roman road through the Predal and the findings from the early Iron Age. Bovec was also an important route for traders in between the port of Wienna and Triest across the town. Studies showed that the area of Bovec was exaggerated by the battles of First World War.

The city of Bovec has a rich history. It belongs to the Patriarchate of Aquileia in the 1192. In 1420, it was a division of Tolmin, which was further occupied by the Republic of Venice and integrated further into the Domini di Terraferma. Various regions of Soca River were included by the Emperor Maximilian I in the Austrian Habsburg in the year 1509 which was further added to the Georzia, which was already inherited in the 15th century.


When the First World War was taken placed, the area of landmark of the bloody clash of the the Battles of Isonzo, between the Austro-Hungarian and the army of Italy during the months between June 1915 to November 1917, which shattered the country completely. Bovec’s military cemetery east was expanded and the leftovers of Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers were relocated to a single cemetery from the distributed cemeteries of the surrounding. More than 600 soldiers are concealed in the cemetery where graves covered the entire cemetery area; the south quarter of the region has rigid grave marks. Even though there are no details of the person inside on the grave. Bovec is the main site of the mass grave of the Second World War. It is located near the entry of town cemetery. The graves were also maintained throughout the communist era with where funds were provided by the Graves Commission of German War.

When comes the period of World War II, between 1943 and 1945, the region was occupied by forces of Nazi German and a part of Slovene partisans were dynamic in the area. Various regions of Bovec were extremely damaged by the futile earthquake of 1976. Another thunder was experienced on the Ritcher scale with a magnitude of 5.6 which shook the city in the year 1998. The Paris Peace Treaties serve the township of Bovec to Yugoslavia in September 1947. In 1991, when they break up with Yugoslavia, it became a part of self dependent Slovenia.

Bovec is in the mid of Upper Soca Valley. Today, Bovec is one of the famous tourist’s attractions especially for the people who want to relax from the hustle and bustle of the daily routine and likes adrenaline junkies like sports. After that a numerous other activities of sports and the beat of rhythm of city is maintained by the city locals. There is a different surprise hidden in Bovec in every season. During winters, Kanin-Canin ski centre is the main attraction. There is a playground around Bovec valley for all kinds of sports. A wide variety of games like biking, mountaineering, hiking are practiced in Bovec from spring to autumn. Also, activities like snow-shoe trips and sledding sport agencies around the region. Various golf games are played, a variety of horseback trips and a wide range of white-water sports are there to choose form.

The beauty of Bovec is maintained with the high mountains, valleys, breathe taking waterfalls and the emerald river bathe. The valleys are covered by the green sheet and fresh air. Visiting Bovec will make your holidays sporty and admirable.

A range of traditional festivals of Bovec are also famous among its tourists. Festival Kluze is an event of show casing art. Numerous concerts are organised, various dramas and plays for children and adults. It takes place in between July and August in Kluze Fortress and various other places around Bovec.

Bovec Folklore Evenings starts in July after the end of International Folklore Meeting in the late June. This is also called as Thursday Evening because a different concert is organised in each Forklore Evening for the performances of singing and dancing of the neighbourhood folklore group.

Comparska Noc which means “potato night” is a traditional and enjoyable event. It takes place on a day near August 15 suitable for locals. There is also a famous dish of the festival of potatoes with cheese cottage named ‘compe an skuta’.

Ekoloski spust po Soci, which means the Eco descent of the Soca River, the festival is organised in moderate climate between summers and winters in the Soca Rivers. Everyone is allowed to join the festival in cleaning the Soca River, and its surroundings. It generally takes place in the first weekends of October.

Bovec Outdoor Film Festival which is about nature and especially for sports. Festival of Snow Sculptures also takes place with the Film Festival, generally in December’s last week.   

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