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Salt pans of Trapani

The history of salt in Italy is long, stretching from the ancient salt roads over Liguria's Maritime Alps to centuries of politicking and battles, taxes and state monopolies (you'll still see it listed on old tobacconist signs). These days, however, you can just buy it in the supermarket.

Two kinds of sea salt harvested the traditional way, from Cervia (Emilia-Romagna) and from Trapani (Sicily) are in the Ark of Taste. The salt from Salsomaggiore Terme, with its many underground salt wells, was recently made DOC.

senza sale: salt free

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Algor7, Creative Commons License