Piran – a town that grew on salt
Piran is considered one of the most beautiful historical towns on the Adriatic coast. Picturesque buildings which reflect the influence of the Venetian Republic, the mighty medieval town walls, romantic narrow winding streets and the scent of salt give a unique charm to every corner of the town. And this very salt gave Piran its unique mark. Its development was closely related to salt harvesting, and even today Piran salt remains one of the most distinctive symbols of the town. Get to know the “salty” side of Piran and the adventures it brings with it.
The white treasure of the sea
The salt-making tradition in Piran and its surroundings goes back more than 700 years. The area of the Piran salt pans used to be much bigger in the past, while today only the Strunjan and Sečovelje salt pans remain. The latter enable a glimpse at the salt-making tradition, a small part of which is kept alive even today. Salt pans are a rich blend of ecosystems, and therefore also home to many rare plants and animals. You can take a walk or a bike ride among the salt pools.
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The taste of salt
Piran salt is renowned for its quality and natural white colour. It owes its special features to the composition of the salt pan soil, natural elements – the sun, wind and the sea – and to the caring hands of salt pan workers who harvest the salt using a 700-year-old procedure and traditional tools. The most precious product of the Sečovlje salt pans is the fleur de sel. It is produced with lots of patience and love, reflected in its distinctive taste and smell which convinces even the greatest chefs and gourmets.