Gorizia is a charming small city, right on the border with Slovenia. At one time Gorizia was the main town of the surrounding region but has been separated since 1945 when the international border ran through the eastern part of the city. Today there is a new town, Nova Gorica across the border on the Slovenian side. Since 2007 the two cities have effectively rejoined when Slovenia joined the Schengen zone ending the need for passport and custom controls between the two countries.
Visit Gorizia castle, walk across the international border to admire the stunning train station in Nova Gorica and have a gamble in one of the casinos in the Slovenian part.