When most Slovenes think of Idrija, three things come to mind: žlikrofi, lace and mercury. The town Idrija developed in a basin in the midst of a hilly and woody region. It is the oldest Slovenian mining town widely known, at home and abroad, due to its mercury treasures. Discovered in 1492, the mercury mine in Idrija was the second largest mercury mine in the world for centuries and stimulated the development of science, medicine, and technology in Slovenia and in Europe. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided to include Idrija's mercury mine along with the mine in Spain's Almaden on its world heritage list. Idrija is also home to a gastronomic speciality. The town and the surrounding area have been famous since the mid-19th century for idrijski žlikrofi (Slovenian ravioli). Idrijski žlikrofi are a national dish of Slovenia made from dough with a potato filling and a characteristic shape. In view of their traditional process of elaboration and recipe, in 2002 the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food granted idrijski žlikrofi traditional product status. Extremely interesting is also one of the smallest lakes Divje jezero (Wild lake) which belongs to the jewels of Slovenian natural heritage. For that reason the lake was protected as a natural monument in 1967, whereas from 1972 on, it has been open for public visits as the first Slovenian museum in nature. Since the majority of Slovenian lakes are of glacial origin, it proves all the more exciting to pay a visit to the mysterious karst Wild Lake, located only 2 km south of the city Idrija. It lies hidden below the perpendicular 100 meters high walls of the plateau Črnovrška planota. ITINERARY Firstly we will drive to town Idrija and discover Anthony's Shaft. It is the oldest part of the mine, today also one of the oldest preserved mine entrances in Europe. The museum tour is 1,300 metres long and lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours. It starts in the 18th-century Šelštev House where miners used to take the equipment early in the morning before entering the mine. Here you shall watch a multivision show, than professional guide take you through shafts and illuminated galleries with life-size mannequins which illustrate the various mining jobs to the unique underground Chapel of the Holy Trinity, dating from the mid-18th century, the time of the greatest prosperity for the Idrija mine. At the entrance you receive raincoats and helmet to wear during the tour and greeted with the typical miner's greeting SREČNO ("good luck"), which gets its true meaning when entering the shaft. After mining tour we walk through the town Idrija, taste Slovenian ravioli in a local restaurant and maybe shop beautiful souvenir Idrija lace. Next stop is 'a museum in nature' Wild lake. A little lake is the water source and the boiler where mysteries are happening and even modern technology can not quite explain.