Ljubljana celebrates 2000 years since becaming a part of Roman Empire

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - 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!

Ljubljana celebrates 2000 years since becaming a part of Roman Empire

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – 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.

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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.

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