Sapore di Sale – The flavour of Salt – Cervia
From September 2nd to 5th the celebration of the famous Cervia’s “sweet sea salt”
From Thursday September 2nd to Sunday September 5th 2021, Sapore di Sale (The Flavor of Salt) is a cultural and food event that celebrates the sweet sea salt of Cervia, the so called “the white gold of Cervia” forever associated to life, history and identity of the town.
The salt production was so important that in Cervia a salt museum was founded: MUSA.
In a section of the museum, it is possible to see a saltworks and to understand how it was the salt production artisanal made.
The event “Sapore di Sale” occurs every year on the second week of September.
The program is rich of activities: shows, stands where it is possible to taste traditional food conncected to the marine and to the salt culture, cultural conferences, exhibitions, market and meetings where the main character (the salt) is discussed.
The most characteristic and traditional activity of the event is the historical commemoration of the Armesa de sel (Salt Storage), the free distribution of Cervia’s salt to the population, when the burchiella (flat bottom transportation boat) arrives along the Canal, driven and dragged by the salt workers’ ropes, loaded with 100 quintal of salt to be distributed to the participants.
The Salt Storage is a secular tradition held every year, and has origins from the celebration of the salt workers at the end of the working period, in September. The celebration attracted a lot of inhabitants of the neighbouring towns, but also important people who didn’t want to miss this ritual. In 1792 the Archiduke Ferdinand of Hapsburg and the Archiduke Maria Beatrice participated in the event
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