"Hidden Valley of Emerald Stream" Trenta by KristaB

Trenta Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 85 photos

Tucked away behind high mountain peaks, this valley carved by glaciers and water offers unique sights of beauty and peace as well as some really adventurous sports activities.

Another glacier carved valley that is connected to Trenta is

A clear, sunny and cold winter day.
From Ljubljana, we went through Kranjska Gora, passed by this lovely lake Jasna on our way up towards Vrsic mountain pass.

Narrow curvy road towards Vrsic offers many wonderful views of surrounding mountain peaks.

This area is often shaken by earthquakes, the one that recently happened (12th of July 2004) took a life of one Italian mountaineer and caused lots of damage(4,9 on a Richter scale) .
On the Easter, 12th of April1998 Posocje area was hit by 5,6 Richter strong earthquake, which caused huge damage, many families lost their homes, and the renovation is still going on. The main earthquake was followed by unusually high number of aftershocks, so inhabitants had to stay out and live under tents for days.

Slovenian poet Simon Gregorcic (1844-1906), was born here, in Vrsno. One of his poems - "To The Soca" - is a prophetic vision of war, written in 1879
And frightening you, poor,
A storm awful, a storm fearless
Will come from bitter south,
Rage madly through you fertile plain,
That is watered by your stream -
Woe, that day is coming closer!
Over you an arch clear,
Through you the rain of lead,
And bloody rain and stream of tears
And lightning and thunder ...

The Soca valley was the location of major military clashes during the First World War, better known as Soska (Isonzo) Front. Numerous battles were raging from 1915 to 1917. It took more than a million lives of soldiers from Italy, Austria, Slovenia and some other nations, and many civilians.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning beauty of unspoiled nature
  • Cons:Hard to reach, especially during winter
  • In a nutshell:Amazing
  • Last visit to Trenta: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 29, 2005
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2007 at 7:23 AM

    More beautiful scenery and good tips.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 3:55 AM

    a superb write up of this stunning area

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2006 at 5:21 PM

    Beautiful pics. Great information and nice personal touches.

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2005 at 10:59 AM

    What a lovelly spot Krista, but I will pass on the suspension bridge, thanks. You are a wealth of information.

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2005 at 1:14 PM

    I have such a hard time remembering that English is 'not' your first language. You are truly amazing Krista. Pa

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 9:10 AM

    Again another stellar page!! Krista your writing engages the reader and I find myself at the end of it & I want to hear more about your travels. Thanks, Kat

  • mirjana51's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 3:57 AM

    Trenta looks amazing ! Thanks for sharing this wonderful page. Hang on ! :)) Villa is GREAT too !

  • Apr 13, 2005 at 10:37 PM

    stunning photos kristina! slovenia really is beautiful, i must get up there the next time in croatia! not only to visit such beautiful places, but to see you of course as well! :)

  • Apr 4, 2005 at 11:03 AM

    Amazing scenery and great photos. But I think I'd prefer a visit in the spring or autumn - that frozen bridge looks quite scary.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2005 at 6:02 AM

    Fantastic place you disclosed for us. Thanks for sharing. Matt checking the map now :-)


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