1) What decent transportation options exist to get to this area? We don't mind the train or bus as long as it isn't too arduous (i.e. numerous transfers, excessively long, etc.). We would be departing from Treviso airport. Renting a car is an option of course but not a desirable one. If that is the best choice, is that journey (via Slovenia) reasonably trivial?
2) Is the Plitvice Lakes area now safe re: land mines. I have been directed to consult this site http://www.hcr.hr/en/index.asp by my government but I can't determine if the problems are solved in that area. The park looks spectacular and we really want to go however we want to minimize risk on our vacation.