The palaces, squares and streets of Piran can express their gratitude for their magic mainly to salt from the once numerous salt pans near the city.
In the rich history of Piran the salt had an important role and was the central source of wealth. Today only a fraction of the Strunjan salt pans is preserved, but the Sečovlje salt pans are among a few in the world that still maintain the traditional method of salt production and thus maintaining its special quality.
Even a mere view of the picturesque fields of the salt pans is breath-taking. You can also visit the salt pans and the salt panners’ festival yourself. The reputation of the quality of the salt from Piran reaches far around the world even today. Do not be surprised if you find it on the shelves of a prestige shop in one of Europe’s big cities.