The Slovenia idea for THE WEEKEND TRIP
Sečovljske Soline / Sečovlje Salina - One of the last traditional saltworks on the Mediterranean
Once upon a time, salt was one of the most sought-after commodities in the world. The phrase ‘not worth his salt’ had to have come from somewhere, and it turns out that origin dates back to when a Roman soldier had his salary cut (even the word ‘salary’ is derived from ‘sal’, Latin for salt). In the Roman times of course, part of the soldier’s wage was paid in salt because of its high value. It may not play such a vital role economically these days, but it still happens to be something we can’t live without. It is of great interest then that less than 10km from Piran, Se čovlje Salina Nature Park plays host to one of the only still functioning traditional salt flats in the Mediterranean, as well as a truly unique mix of flora and fauna that have come to thrive in the salty lands.
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