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The salt pans of Margherita di Savoia

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The Saline di Margherita di Savoia, the Apulian nature reserve with splendid flamingos


See Saline Margherita Savoia

The Margherita di Savoia salt pan is such a vast area that it is considered the largest salt pan in Europe.

The Salina , located in the Gargano , is about 20km long with 4500 hectares of surface area, dimensions that make this wonderful natural reserve a place whose water evaporation process allows the mineral to be extracted and to produce (imagine) something like 5,500,000 quintals of sea salt every year .

The Salina di Margherita di Savoia is a protected area that extends along the coast washed by the Adriatic Sea and is made up of large salting and evaporating tanks; Its beauty attracts every year not only tourists and nature lovers in general, but also ambitious photographers and, above all, those who practice watching .

Saline Puglia nature reserveThe practice of birdwatching , in fact, is a real passion that a natural reserve such as that of the Saline di Margherita di Savoia can satisfy thanks to a concentration of wildlife typical of areas with high levels of humidity.
If you decide to visit this area you will find beautiful animal species such as the elegant pink flamingos, ducks and herons (to name a few) not to mention many other specimens of fish and birds that you may encounter during your journey in this protected area of ​​the province of BAT (Barletta-Andria-Trani) .

Another very interesting aspect to point out concerns the gigantic blocks of salt, located in some areas of this expanse, together with the large machinery for collecting salt such as railway wagons and locomotives, which will give you evidence of the impressive production obtained from the splendid Saline di Margherita of Savoy

The historical museum of Salina

For those interested in knowing a bit of history, and not only that, it could certainly be useful to visit the Salina Museum , a place not far from the enormous tanks (it is located in the town adjacent to the nature reserve) in which you can observe about thousands of industrial archaeological finds aimed at measuring and collecting salt , as well as actual salt samples from the multi-year collection.


Visit Saline Margherita di SavoiaHow to visit the Saline di Margherita di Savoia

There are various itineraries and formulas for visiting the Salina di Margherita di Savoia ; the costs obviously vary according to the type of visit (visits can be for groups or for individuals) and for the little ones there is even the possibility of purchasing the "Little explorer's kit" with all the useful tools for adventure. In any case, in order to obtain all the useful information and, above all, to find out how to book a visit to the Saline we recommend the following site

Where are the Saline located?

Km from Bari
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