Free guided tours of the Camillone salt pan return
Free guided tours of the Camillone salt pan on Thursdays and Sundays from 18 June
The appointments with the free guided tours of the Camillone salt pan are back, where the salt workers explain the process of salt production.
The last remaining of the 150 family-run salt pans, existing before the 1959 transformation. The Camillone salt pan is currently the open-air section of MUSA, salt museum of Cervia. It is kept active by the Gruppo Culturale Civiltà Salinara who grows it producing tons and tons of “sweet” salt every year. The cultural group offers guided tours free of charge every Thursday and Sunday at 5 pm starting from Thursday 18 June. The appointments propose the work of the salt workers live. The visitor can understand the various stages of production according to the salt workers at work and the explanations of the guide. It is a magical moment which takes us back in time, to when the large mirror of water was formed by many salt bottoms each entrusted to a single family who worked it with wisdom and particular care to produce large quantities of precious salt whose quality and quantity seemed to have been awarded when production stopped.
And if it has the magic of the ancient legend and the taste of ancient history, salt production still fascinates the travellers who approach the salt pans and learn that the sun and the wind together with wisdom, constancy and strength of man can give life to this precious and “flavourful” element always present on our tables.
Event at the Salt Visitors Centre of Cervia on Via Bova 61 at 16.30. A salt worker will accompany participants to the Camillone salt pan for the visit and accompany them back.
For organisational and safety reasons a maximum number of participants has been set, reservations are required at +39 3389507741. The use of a mask is required.
Cervia, 16th June 2020