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Salina, special salt harvesting excursion

Salina, special salt harvesting excursion

By electric boat to the salting basins in the Cervia Saltpan

Salina, special salt harvest

Guided excursion by electric boat in the Salina's surrounding canal to reach the salt pans and witness the Cavadura, or salt harvesting, which generally takes place from mid-August onwards.

From the Cervia Saltpan Visitor Centre we set off in the electric boat (it is a very simple boat with wooden benches that can carry around 20 people), which glides silently along the canals surrounding the salt pan, where the water is shallow so there is no seasickness (water depth in the canal minimum 1.5 m, maximum 1.8 / 2 m water depth in the salt pans minimum 5 cm, maximum 30 cm).

Moving silently on the water, we arrive at the salt pans, where we disembark at a jetty and walk along the banks of the salt pans to see the productive heart of the salt pans.

From mid-August onwards, we witness the harvesting of salt. The length of the walk may vary depending on where the basin in which the salt is being harvested is located.

To reach this marvellous place, we will have to board the boat and lower ourselves for a few moments to pass under a small brick bridge. During this experience, we will immerse ourselves in incredible views of water and sky, discover the origin of the famous Cervia Sweet Salt and a curious halophytic plant used in cooking, the Salicornia (saltwort), touch the silt and take wonderful souvenir photos.



Starting point Centro Visite Saline di Cervia, via Bova, 61 Cervia

Please arrive approximately 10/15 minutes before the starting time of the activity.
The ticket is reimbursable only if the Visitor Centre does not activate the service


2 hours and 30 minutes

How to participate

A Green Pass is NOT required to take part in the guided tours. Before setting off on the excursion, the Visitor Centre staff will issue a self-declaration for visitors to fill in.

At the Visitor Centre there is a large car park where campers can also park, a shop area where you can buy Cervia sweet salt products, a piadina kiosk and a bar where you can eat or drink something.



Cervia Saltpan Visitors Centre
Cervia - Via Bova 61
0544 974548




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Cervia Saltpan Visitors Centre

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Cervia - Via Bova 61

Information office

Tourist Information Office - Cervia
Torre San Michele, Via Arnaldo Evangelisti 4
0544 977194
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