The Julian Alps are the highest mountain range in Slovenia. They lie in north-western Slovenia and in north-eastern Italy. Appropriate to their greatness they were named after Gaius Julius Caesar.
Their highest peak Triglav is also the highest mountain in Slovenia. The majority of the surface of the Julian Alps is part of the Triglav National Park.
Since 2003, the Julian Alps have been declared a biosphere reserve in the framework of the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which means they receive special protection for their natural resources and biodiversity.