Height above sea level
in the countryside
The name of the village presumably derives from the word “teme” or peak, because Temnica is the highest village in the community. Another statement says that the name derives from the word “tema” (the dark) due to a dark chestnut forest Trepetičje that grow in the vicinity. The position of the village offers a magnificent view on the Gulf of Trieste, Friuli and on the entire Karst. Church of St Peter and Stepančičev portal in the centre of the village are entirely made of handmade stone.
North-East from Temnica is St Ambrož where are the remains of an ancient fort with walls that is 550 metres long. There are also some Austro-Hungarian bunkers dug into the fort.
In the Northern part of the village raise four hills: Trstelj, Stol, Stolovec and Renški vrh. In their vicinity are several caves among which is the Grobiševa jama cave, in which are nesting wild pigeons and also Pirotova jama cave where was a military hospital. In the Krompirjeva jama cave the villagers organize various events and prepare live Christmas crib.
Automobiles : The village is situated on
the rising on the main
Kostanjevica and Lipa.
GPS Northing (N) : 45,8448
GPS Easting (E) : 13,6761