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Salt Festival

Salt Festival

25th edition. Days dedicated to white gold, with the historical recalling of salt delivering to sheds that is "L'Armessa de Sel" in the local dialect.

Sapore di Sale

Sapore di Sale - Salty Taste recalls the past of Cervia with street market stalls, exhibitions, shows, tasting sessions, and meetings.

Although nowadays salt is one of the most common ingredients on our table, in the past it used to be so rare and precious that people used to call it 'white gold' because it was fundamental for the preservation of food.
Therefore it is easy to imagine how Cervia was linked with this product and with its over 800 ha of saltpans.

The purpose of this event is to remember and celebrate Cervia's past and 'dedicate' a celebration to the precious salt, re-enacting the past traditions and proposing various themed attractions: exhibitions, historical re-enactment of the traditional salt delivery, music and performances.


 

Daily programme

Thursday 2nd September

Torre Salt Warehouse
4.00 p.m. 

Excursion with the Salt Train

followed by three tasting sessions at the Torre San Michele in the panoramic room: at 5.30 - 6.30 - 7.30 p.m.
Torre Salt Warehouse 
5.00 p.m.

The International City of Ceramics meets Cervia's white gold

Presentation by Giuseppe Pomicetti, President of the Parco della Salina di Cervia, of the Project Work to valorise the Sweet Salt of Cervia and the naturalistic area of the Parco della Salina through ceramics from Faenza.

Torre Salt Warehouse 
6.00 p.m.

Giorgione on his way

Projection of Giorgione's visit to Cervia, his walks, tasting and preparing recipes with his field kitchen.


Piazzale dei Salinari and Porto Canale
6.45 p.m.

The music of Cervia Town Band


Porto Canale and Piazzale dei Salinari
7.00 p.m.

Official opening of the festival

with the historic boat I Tre Fratelli and the story of the Salt Festival


Torre Salt Warehouse
7.15 p.m.

Chilli from Calabria meets Sweet Salt from Cervia

A talk by chilli artisan Giancarlo Suriano, Enzo Monaco, national president of the Italian Chilli Pepper Academy and salt expert Giuseppe Pomicetti, president of the Cervia Salt Pan Park.


Officine del Sale
8.30 p.m.

Inaugural dinner with the extraordinary preparations of chef Ivan Milani

booking 0544.976565 - 393.8241077

Guided tours

11.00 a.m. - Traces of an ancient Roman salt flat (duration: 1.5 hours).
5.00 p.m. - In the Salina by boat (duration: 1.5 hours)
6.45 p.m. - Sunset in Salina (duration: 1.5 hours)


Info and reservations: shop.atlantide.net
Cervia Salt Pan Visitor Centre - tel. 0544 973040 -

5.00 p.m. - Free guided tour of the Camillone Salt Pan by the Civiltà Salinara group.
For information and booking (necessary for safety reasons) tel. 347 4661513


 

Friday 3 September

Torre Salt Warehouse 
11.00 a.m.

Scholarship to the two best students of the Cervia Hotelier Institute "Tonino Guerra"

awarded by the Salinara Civilisation Cultural Group


Torre Salt Warehouse
5.00 p.m.

Flash Mob for the 50th anniversary of the birth of Ecomuseums


Sala Rubicone

5.00 p.m.

Taste of bread

Workshop for children. Cultural Association Casa delle Aie


Torre Salt Warehouse 
5.30 p.m.

Blue crab and "poor" fish species

Presentation of MEROIR and SHARK FREE, projects that aim to enhance sustainable fishing by promoting the use of new or forgotten fish products.


Salt Warehouse 
6.30 p.m.

Show Cooking by Marco Cavallucci

chef of the Casa Spadoni and Mercato Coperto Ravenna restaurants. Reservation required 339.4703606 (€ 30 including glass of wine)


Musa, Salt Museum
6.30 p.m.

Piran, the last Istrian saltpans

Inauguration of the photo exhibition for the 30th anniversary of the Salt Pans Museum. In the presence of the authorities of Piran


Torre Salt Warehouse 
7.30 p.m.

The Mora Romagnola. Presentation of products made with Cervia's sweet salt

Mora Romagnola salami, squacquerone, ricotta, stanco cheese and other dairy products.


Bandit 211

8.30 p.m.

Dinner at Agriturismo Ittico Bandito 211

A dinner with feet on the Cervia sand,


 

Guided tours

11.00 a.m. - Traces of an ancient Roman salt flat (duration: 1.5 hours).
5.00 p.m. - In the Salina by boat (duration: 1.5 hours)
5.30 pm - Salina train (duration: 1.5 hours)
8.30 pm - Salina under the stars (duration: 2.5h)

Info and reservations: shop.atlantide.net
Cervia Salt Pan Visitor Centre - tel. 0544 973040 - 


 

Saturday 4 September

Torre Salt Warehouse Tower
from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

1st International Forum of the European Salt Cities Association

Salt marshes, natural heritage between tradition and innovation


Cervia Thermal Baths
3.00 p.m.

Guided tour and cocktail at the Sweet Salt of Cervia


 

Salt Warehouse Quay 
from 3 p.m.

Postal cancellation for the Armesa de Sel


Porto Canale and Piazzale dei Salinari quay
from 4.30 p.m.

Armesa de Sel

Traditional historical re-enactment of the Rimessa del Sale (Salt Works) with the arrival of the Burchiella from the salt pans and the ritual distribution of salt to the public.


 

Rubicon Hall
5.00 p.m.

Fresh pasta: how to make puff pastry and its filling


Torre Salt Warehouse 
6.00 p.m.

Vodka Zingara meets oyster and anchovy

with Fratelli Brazzale's superior butter and capers.


Officine del Sale
6.30 p.m.

Profit and Care

The latest book by Cinzia Scaffidi, Slow Food publisher.

Torre Tower Salt 
7.15 p.m.

La Darsena del Sale, the Oasis of Wellbeing

Presentation of the project for the recovery and reconversion of the Darsena Salt Warehouse


Piazza Garibaldi
8.15 p.m.

Fire to the Myth

The traditional cooking of a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano live.


Guided tours

11.00 a.m. - Traces of an ancient Roman salt flat (duration: 1.5 hours)
5.00 p.m. - In the Salina by boat (duration: 1.5 hours)
5.30 p.m. - Little train in the Salina (duration: 1.5 hours)
6.45 p.m. - Sunset in the Salina (duration: 1.5h)

Info and reservations: shop.atlantide.net
Cervia Salt Pan Visitor Centre - tel. 0544 973040 - 


Sunday 5 September

Torre Salt Warehouse 
from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Cervia Ambiente 2021" Prize awarded to Marco Cattaneo

Director of National Geographic Italia and Le Scienze

Lectio magistralis on "The future of our seas" Attilio Rinaldi, Marine Research Centre and CerviaAmbiente


San Michele Tower
10.30 a.m.

Heritage walk
Fishing between past and present

From Borgomarina to the Salinari area, all the suggestions with the story of a community linked to the sea and fishing


Porto Canale and Piazzale dei Salinari quay
from 3.30 p.m.

Armesa de Sel

Replica of the traditional historical commemoration of the Rimessa del Sale (salt warehouse) with the Burchiella moored at the quay in the Porto Canale and the ritual distribution of salt to the public


Rubicon Hall
5.00 p.m.

Fresh pasta: how to make puff pastry and its filling


Salt Warehouse Tower
5.00 p.m.

Zucarèn with Sweet Salt of Cervia

Traditional Ravenna biscuits served with zabajone, custard and Albana raisin wine.


Salt Warehouse Tower
6.00 p.m.

Osso. The latest book by Michele Serra

This story begins with the appearance of a dog.


Salt Warehouse Tower
7.30 p.m.

Appetites. Stories of food and passion

The new book by journalist, writer and food critic Luca Iaccarino


Guided tours

11.00 a.m. - Traces of an ancient Roman salt flat (duration: 1.5 hours)
5.00 p.m. - In the Salina by boat (duration: 1.5 hours)
5.30 p.m. - Salina train (duration: 1.5 hours)

Info and reservations: shop.atlantide.net
Cervia Salt Pan Visitor Centre - tel. 0544 973040 - 

5.00 p.m. - Free guided tour of the Camillone Salt Pan by the Civiltà Salinara group.
For information and bookings (necessary for safety reasons) tel. 347 4661513

 

When

from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th September 2021

Luogo

Salt Warehouse Area

Cervia - Via Nazario Sauro, Piazzale dei Salinari

Free

Yes

Information office

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

www.turismo.comunecervia.it - #VisitCervia - iatcervia@cerviaturismo.it - +39 0544 974400