Salt Festival in Ston Goes Plastic Free

By 29 August 2019

August 29, 2019 - The third Salt Festival begins at Solana Ston, the oldest saltworks in Europe. 

The Ston Salt Festival is a multimedia event that connects the tradition of Solana and the production of salt with various gastronomic, musical, and cultural content. The idea of the Salt Festival was fueled by the story of the importance of salt for the Republic of Dubrovnik, reports HRTurizam.

The Ston saltworks have been unchanged since the 14th century, as it was a strategic economic point of the Dubrovnik Republic, while today it is an important economic entity, a unique cultural monument, but also a tourist attraction with enormous potential.

With its vibrant program, the Salt Festival seeks to offer interesting content for all generations. The Traditional Products Fair will be held throughout the festival in cooperation with the Croatian Island Product Association Pelješac, where OPGs from the Pelješac peninsula will be presented.



Also, every day, under the expert guidance of Dalija Ficović Franušić, a special tour of the salt works will be organized, with a story about the importance of salt and salt production for the Dubrovnik Republic. What's new this year is the Wine, Salt and Jazz program, where certified sommeliers will showcase some of the regional wines with a jazz evening.

The big news is, of course, that the Ston Salt Festival is joining the plastic-free movement this year, and this year's event will use biodegradable packaging.

Also, the organizers did their best to send an additional environmental message. For the official carrier of the 2019 Ston Salt Festival, they have agreed to cooperate with Avantcar, which provided the BMW electric car for the event. Recall, in 2016, two charging stations for electric cars with an output of 22kW were installed in Ston.

Find out more about the Ston Salt Festival here.

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