"The Trenta valley and the source of the Soča" Trenta by ursa9

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The Soča (in Slovenian) or Isonzo (in Italian) is a 140 km long river that flows through Western Slovenia and North-Eastern Italy. An Alpine river in character, its source lies in the Trenta valley in the Julian Alps of Slovenia at around 1100 metres of altitude. The river runs past Slovenia's highest peak, Triglav (2864 m) before heading south past the towns of Bovec, Kobarid (Caporetto), Tolmin, Nova Gorica and Gorizia, entering the Adriatic Sea close to the Italian town of Monfalcone.

The Soča Valley was the stage of major military operations including 12 battles on the Italian Front in World War I between May 1915 and November 1917 in which over 300,000 Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers lost their lives.

Some people in Slovenia call the river "the Emerald Beauty" because of its emerald green waters. It is said to be one of the rare rivers in the world which retain such a colour throughout their length. The Soča inspired the Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič to write his most famous poem Soči (To the Soča), one of the masterpieces of Slovenian poetry.

The Soča is also well known for its unique trout species Salmo trutta marmoratus (Slovenian soška postrv; also known as the marble trout), which lives in the upper stream of the crystal-clear river. This species is endangered due to the introduction of other non-indigenous trout species sometime between World War I and World War II.

Source: Wikipedia

What is there to see:

- Juliana Alpine botanical garden
- Source of Soča river
- Soča trail
- Marble trout
- Mlinarica gorge
- Big Soča troughs
- The Bovec house

Trenta Valley and Soča

Undoubtedly Boka is the mightiest waterfall in the country. It springs from an abundant alpine karst source under the mountains of the Kanin group. The amount of water is at its greatest during the spring when the snow, lying on the Kanin Plateau above, melts. Soon after its source it descends as a wide fall over a 106- metre high vertical rock face, below which the raging water has carved a deep gorge.

Abstract from the book "Vode v Sloveniji" / "Waters of Slovenia", text by Dr Dušan Plut, photographs by Matevž Lenarčič, (Nazarje): EPSI, 1995

Access: It is easily seen from the road Bovec-Kanin near Žaga. Feeling at the bottom of the waterfall is really breath-taking, so it worths to come and see this nature wonder.

Overall Height: 471 feet / 144 meters
Tallest Single Drop: 347 feet / 106 meters
Location: Posočje

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  • Pros:pure magic of the Mother Nature
  • Cons:no cons
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