Story of Salt – Solana Nin

Solana Nin

For centuries, Nin Salt’s work gives life. It has nurtured for many generations. It has given many plants and animals a home. Love for the salt has transferred from generation to generation. Even the Roman emperors at their feasts enjoyed the salt’s abundance of flavors. Roman gate, still located at the salt pans, testify of the age of our salt pan. At those ancient times, salt was exchanged for gold, ounce for ounce, and it is well known that Roman soldiers were paid with our salt. A Roman term for this kind of payment was salarium – it is believed that the term „salary“ originates from that.

In 1500, Venetians bought salt pans on the Adriatic sea, including our Nin Saltworks. Since it was a rival to their salt pans, they shut it down for 500 years. They could not shut down life. Nin Saltworks was still alive and biodynamic ecosystem. Even today, it still lives and produces in the same way. Located at the shallow lagoon of the Nin bay, it covers an area of 55 hectares. In the wider area, there is no industry or extensive agriculture, and the area of Nin Saltworks Nin is located between five Croatian national parks (Plitvice, Paklenica, Northern Velebit and Krka), which further testifies of the purity and an unspoiled natural environment.

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