Melania Trump’s motherland, Sevnica, Slovenia, is cashing in on its recent popularity.
In the past year, Sevnica has seen a 30% increase in tourism and the quaint little town is making the most of it.
Several companies in the 5,000-person hamlet offer Melania Trump tours, which feature visits to her childhood home, her school, the children’s clothing factory where her mother worked and other sites linked to the First Lady, who was born in Sevnica in 1970.
Several companies in the 5,000-person hamlet offer Melania Trump tours, which feature visits to her childhood apartment block.
One of the tours, at $175 per person, also throws in a visit to the town’s 13th-century castle and some local cuisine and wine.
Some tours also swing by the home owned by Melania’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, although they spend most of their time in the U.S.
Melania herself hasn’t been back to her original stomping grounds since she left in 1996 — and it’s probably a good thing, as the tiny burg rushes to cash in on its most-famous daughter in gaudy fashion. One local café serves “Melanija torte,” a white chocolate mousse covered in edible gold and a First Lady Apple Pie, NPR reports. The town’s shoe store also boasts “White House slippers,” complete with pom-poms, for $60.
One stop not to be missed by any visitor is Pizzeria Rondo — a local restaurant that serves a burger topped with a misshapen piece of fried cheese made to look like Donald Trump’s ever-perplexing hair.
“A Presidential burger for presidents. If you like burgers you must try it,” the restaurant says on its website.
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