For ages, Cervia’s sea salt has been harvested through channelling the Mediterranean Sea water into a large system of salt pans allowing the sun and wind to evaporate it naturally. This salt is not being refined as much as other kinds of salt, so it still contains traces of other minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and iodine. Cervia’s sea salt is bright, pure, has a clean flavour, and about the subtleties lent to it by these other trace minerals. It is healthier, more flavourful than traditional table salt and is an especially mild sea salt, available in coarse, fine & extra fine grain size. We highly recommend the typical salt chocolates that are produced in town as well as the various beauty products such a peelings and creams.
Of course, the salt pans can also be visited – there are guided walks as well as trips through its channels by boat. A visitor centre informs on the salt pans’ history and production methods. The salt museum that is located down-town in the old salt warehouse exhibits a large choice of salt-related artefacts.