The Karst is a cross-border geographical region in south-western Slovenia, which stretches as far as the Gulf of Trieste and the boundaries of the Friuli Venezia-Giulia region. The area is famous for its characteristic limestone terrain and its traditional stone-built houses. A wind called the Bora sweeps through the region, drying the ham and giving a distinctive flavour to the local Terrano and Malvasia wines.