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Kambreško is a picturesque and unique area in the western part of Slovenia, which borders with Italy. The heart of the area is the village of Kambreško which has routes leading in all directions. In the north-east direction, there is a road leading to the village of Srednje which has a Holy Trinity Church, and to two hamlets: Avško and Kolovrat, and to the Livše flat land, the so-called Livek. POHOD OB IDRJI (14)
A second starting point towards the north-west direction is a 3-kilometre route leading into the valley in the village of Podrovna with a bridge across the River Idrija. Half way to Podklanec there is a macadam road to the right leading towards the historical, important, abandoned village Kosi with a container dating from the First World War, and Napoleon’s Bridge. The village is renowned for its military hospital and for General Badoglio’s residence from the First World War.

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In the mentioned hamlets and villages, you can find the remains of kilns for drying fruit (“pajštva”). However, the most important one is Paulnova kiln in Kambreško, which has been renovated and still works. On the way to the Globočak Hill, there is a cavern.


Every year, on the last Sunday in October, the tourist and entertainment association Globočak organises a traditional march on the Globočak Hill. The march is organised in remembrance of those killed in the wars, which had taken place in this area. In Kambreško, you can visit the ethnographic museum, i.e. the Lukčeva House, which is the home of the memories as well as of the history of all the inhabitants of Kambreško. In the House you can find the ethnographic photo collection, a collection of things from World War I, the technical collection of tools, and “Lukčevi’s stony fireplace.”


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In Kambreško, there is a fountain dating back to 1916, and from the time of World War I there is also a reservoir, which is still being used today. The villages Humarji with a marvellous viewing point and Močila with a container dating back to the First World War are also very interesting. In the vicinity of Kambreško, there is a 29-metre waterfall called Savinka with two smaller ones above and below.

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Apart from friendly local people, renowned for their warm hospitality, in a shelter in the forest alongside the road, visitors can find interesting stony containers from Austrian times in Pušno and in the direction of the village of Solarje. While in the direction of Srednje and towards Kambreško, visitors can find containers dating back to World War I supplying clean and healthy water.
These places as well as the whole Kanalski Kolovrat are renowned for their beekeeping tradition and honey, that is why there are many apiaries.

Many cultural events take place in these mountain villages. The most famous event is the Traditional Days of Culture, which takes place below the Globočak, where artists come from both banks of the River Idrija as well as from the Trieste’s Karst to Natisone Valley and Friuli to present themselves.