Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, but it is small and pretty, easy to get around, and full of surprises. While during winter it is its dreamy central European character that prevails, during summer it has a relaxed Mediterranean feel to it. It is remarkable for its rich tradition, youthful vibrancy, cultural creativity, feel for entertainment, and numerous green spaces. The vibrant Slovene capital gracefully fans out from its castle-topped hill, the old centre marooned in the shapeless modernity that stretches out across the plain. Ride the funicular that starts at the Old Town and goes all the way up to the castle that dates back to the Celts. Explore the narrow cobblestoned streets of the Old Town which open up onto graceful squares or pause at the Central Market to sample some of Ljubljana’s local delicacies before heading towards the magnificent Dragon Bridge.