Very polite and friendly they apologized for being short of staff; the times were hard and even the aristocracy couldn’t afford having a proper service, they sighed. We were very sympathetic, of course, although we could hardly imagine what would be like to have servants (in our humble homes). But hey, you don’t get the invitation for the afternoon tea party with the noble every day!
Where? In the »Slovenian Dolomites«
Polhov Gradec Mansion is a lovely building with the beautiful public garden, built in the 15th century and renovated in a Baroque style in the 18th century. It is situated on the fringe of the village of Polhov Gradec, just 20 kilometers from Ljubljana. It is surrounded by the hills of the »Slovenian Dolomites«. Well, don’t get too excited and don’t look for any visible similarity with the Italian mightiness. Slovenia isn’t big enough for something so massive. But there’s no need to be modest either. The Polhov Gradec Dolomites are immensely scenic and offer the variety of possibilities for hiking, trail running and cycling. Just ask me; I love them.
But … Let’s go back from the heights to the high level of the society and from the present to the past!