Svarunova path is a circular hiking path that leads through places which were part of historical novel by Fran Saleški Finžgar Under the free sun, which he wrote when he served in Želimlje.
The first march was organized by the Tourist association Škofljica on 25th June 1996, on the National day. Since then it has become a tradition. Path is equipped with new boards, where more detailed explanations can be found.
The path starts under Ruskov hayrack, next to the Škofljica primary school. The path runs along hilly region to the Vrh above Želimlje, where it descends towards Želimlje into the Zelimeljščica valley. From here the path returns to its starting point. The entire route is 23 kilometers long and it can be walked in several sections. The path is commemorated with signposts and Knafelj’s markings at important places, where informational boards are placed. It runs along existing trails and paths where is not allowed to make damage to parcel owners, who voluntarily have allowed the pass through their territory. Along the way we meet with centuries old culture, historical and natural heritage of these places on the outskirts of Ljubljana marshes.
Map of Svarunova path
On the map, you can see places which were part of historical novel by Franc Saleški Finžgar entitled Under the free sun, which he wrote when he served in Želimlje. To view the map in full size, just click on the image on the left or on the link to open it in another window. [_See the map_]
Škofljica is a settlement in the municipality of Škofljica, in direct vicinity of Ljubljana Marshes. It is a roadside settlement and municipal centre along the road Ljubljana – Kočevje and along the railway Ljubljana – Metlika. Settlement was developed at the crossroads towards Ig, Kočevje and Ljubljana. [_Read more_]
Fran Saleški Finžgar
Slovenian writer, translator and dramatist, who was born on 8. Februar 1871 in Doslovče (village under Stol in Gorenjska), and died on 2. June 1962 in Ljubljana. Due to his longer and shorter narrations about peasant and bourgeois life is very importan and known in Slovenian literature. [_Read more_]