The area of Sečovlje Salina Nature Park designates a unique area of inestimable value in respect of ethnology, archeology, history and landscape heritage. The landscape park, which measures about 650 ha, lies in the southwesternmost part of the Republic of Slovenia, bordering on the Republic of Croatia; more precisely, in the southern part of the Municipality of Piran. The park is divided by the bed of the Drnica brook into northern and southern part. Along numerous picturesque canals are the ancient houses of salters, a curiosity that attract many domestic and foreign tourists every year. The main freshwater source of the Sečovlje saltpans is the Dragonja River, with a riverbed of nearly ten kilometres, which flows into the sea at this very point.
The Park Sečovlje Salina Nature Park is the venue of the company Soline d.o.o. Salt production Co. Ltd., which still produces salt in the traditional way that is almost 700 years old and based on the natural process of salt crystallization. The crystallization takes place in salt pans from which the salt is collected, the bottom is covered by a few millimetres high biosediment layer, called "petola" and composed of minerals and microorganisms. The amount of harvested salt is mostly dependent on nature and climatic factors, such as air and sea temperature, humidity, wind.
Visitors may take a walk through salt fields, learn about the salt-making technology and look into the Museum of Salt making.
The Aquarium Piran is an institution operating more than forty years in the premises of the Villa Piranesi in Piran. It was established in 1964, when the Aquarists' association of the Slovenian Coast started with the renovation of the old building, formerly the Nautical and Fishing Secondary School. In spite of all difficulties that accompanied the operation of the Aquarium in the past, the institution had worked very successfully at all times. Due to its variegated and interesting collection of organisms from the local sea, the aquarium was widely known, both at home and internationally. In 2009, it was renovated and got a new, modern image. The modern premises accommodate twenty-five tanks that are illuminated with artificial light. The special illumination technology and lighting of the pools/tanks provide for effective presentation of the exhibited living organisms, showing them in their most natural colours. A special receiver tank is also placed within, where a veterinary may perform an examination of diseased or injured animals. The new Aquarium Piran is also equipped for pumping fresh sea water which is then used to purify the sand filters and refill the tanks. Owing to the beneficial influences of fresh seawater, the organisms are in good health despite their living in captivity.
The first collections of the Maritime Museum of Piran were exhibited already in 1954 in the premises of the Civic Museum of Piran. Soon after the Museum was established, the specialists from this area began to explore the Slovenian maritime history and the maritime past of the Slovenian coastal region. The present name Maritime Museum Sergej Mašera and the modern image were not obtained until 1967. The Museum is located in the very heart of the Piran. The building was built in the middle of the 19th century, in classicist style which was typical of the municipal buildings of Piran in that period. The main activity of the institution is to research and present the maritime past of the Slovenian coastal area and the history of maritime trade and related branches of industry. Thanks to these research activities the museum keeps well organized, rich collections of archeological and marine exhibits from local cultural heritage and history, and also an ethnological collection in the salt-making and fishery department. The museum also keeps a rich library library, containing approximately 14,000 book units, and includes a restoration department. Furthermore, the museum frequently offers exhibitions and various events, attracting numerous visitors for many years already.
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