Salt panning

For centuries, the salt pans in the northern Adriatic Sea area long had a significant impact on the economy of the countries and city-states in this area. They were the subject of political disputes and wars as salt was considered a precious raw material and strategic merchandise due to its usefulness, and was important for the preservation of food and the production of gunpowder. In the past, there were a number of smaller and larger salt pans in the Gulf of Trieste and Istria (e.g. in Milje, Koper, Izola, Lucija), however, today only the Sečovlje and Strunjan salt pans remain. They were not only characterized by political and economic interests, but also by the whims of nature which sometimes made salt production impossible for longer periods, however, sometimes it offered an over-abundance.
In the abundance of different kinds of high-quality salts, Piran salt is one of the most prominent as it is cultivated according to the method of more than 700 years ago. The Sečovlje salt pans are the northernmost still functioning salt pans in the Mediterranean area and one of the few salt pans in the world where salt is produced after several centuries-old processes originating from at least the 14th century. Their speciality is that the salt pan workers cultivate petola at the bottom of the crystallization ponds. This is a biosediment which prevents the sea mud merging with the salt and gives the salt numerous microelements and minerals necessary for the human organism. It is cultivated completely through natural crystallization using their bare hands, and the tools and procedures of their ancestors.

Salt panning distinctively shaped the cultural landscape, i.e. areas that are the work of human hands.

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18. 12. 2014

Happy 2015!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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20. 11. 2014

New natural products in the Lepa Vida cosmetic line

The renewed Lepa Vida cosmetic line is already available in the Piranske soline shops.
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26. 9. 2014

Let’s spend the first autumn weekend at the Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida!

After a long and very rainy summer the Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida will be closed on 1st October, 2014.
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4. 4. 2014

Opening of the Thalasso spa Lepa Vida on Saturday, 17th May, 2014!

The spring is here and the warmer weather invites different outdoor experiences. On Saturday, 17th May, our team welcomes you again in the Thallaso Spa Lepa Vida offering a wide variety of different wellness and beuty treatmants and packages. Welcome!
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21. 1. 2014

Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida at the Ferien Messe Wien 2014

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07. 9. 2021


on 4 September 2021, the Ordinance on the method of meeting the condition of recovered, vaccinated and tested to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus was published in Official Journal 142/2021, which introduced the extension of the PCT condition to perform certain activities, with effect from 6.9 .2021.

Pursuant to the decree, the fulfillment of the recovered, vaccinated or tested (RVT)* condition for guests of Thalasso SPA Lepa Vida and guests of the Fioret bar in the Sečovlje Salina Landscape ...
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15. 6. 2021

Thalasso SPA Lepa Vida closed also tomorrow, 16th June 2021

We inform you that Thalasso SPA Lepa Vida remains closed also tomorrow, 16th June 2021. See you Thursday, 17th June. Thank you for your understanding.
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11. 6. 2021

Thalasso SPA Lepa Vida closed Monday 14th June and Tuesday 15th June 2021

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