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Mountain Bike – 9. Sale et Terra de Salsis


Mountain Bike – 9. Sale et Terra de Salsis

Journey to discover landscapes, salt, waters and the nature.

Follow the indications for MTB on the map
1 Berzieri Spa
2 Pumping Station in Salsominore
3 "Farnesiane" Salt Mines
4 San Nicomede Parish Church
5 Castle of Scipione

Salt extraction is an ancient tradition, whose origins date to Roman times and to the Ligurian and Celtic peoples who inhabited these lands in even more distant times. The itinerary takes place between culture, nature, landscapes and identity. His name evokes an ancient document that testifies to these places and these people: a writing of 29 December 877 where the Bishop of Parma Guibodo cited the privileges received by Charlemagne, including "... salt et terra de Salsis." Following the path we go into places that still bring back to the origins of the land inhabited by the "Salsi": the thousand-year-old Castello di Scipione, the Pieve of San Nicomede, the Saline of the Farnesian era and the Pumping Power Station where, in 1900, salsobromoiodic water was extracted. Finally, we reach the path of Rio Gardello and the Museum Pole: experiences that immerse nature and the geological and palaeontological riches of a unique landscape.

Crossed locations
  • 1  Berzieri Spa
  • 2  Pumping Station in Salsominore
  • 3  "Farnesiane" Salt Mines
  • 4  San Nicomede Parish Church
  • 5  Castle of Scipione
Itinerary highlights

Liberty Building - Lorenzo Berzieri Thermal Spa

The Berzieri Palace is one of the most complex and fascinating building of the thermal city, landmark of the European thermalism and unique example of thermal Art Decò style. The liberty palace is counted in the Emilia Romagna Cultural Heritage.

Terra de Salsis – The Pumping Station in Salsominore

The territory of Salsa is furrowed by a network of underground bromide-iodine water layers that flows at depths of between 300 and 1200 meters.

Terra de Salsis - The "Farnesiane" Salt Mines in Salsominore

Ancient structure for salt production.

MuMAB - Ancient Sea and Biodiversity Museum

The complex is now the most important access to the park since hosts and brings together in a modern and appealing shape the contents of both the "Ancient Sea" Museum once at the Congress Palace in Salsomaggiore, and the Naturalistic Museum once located in Scipione Ponte.

Parish Church of San Nicomede

The small church of St. Nicomede, preserves almost intact the Romanesque forms of the 12th century.

Castle of Scipione

The Castle of Scipione of the Pallavicino Marquees is the most ancient castle of the region and the only one still inhabitated by the descendants of the Pallavicino family.

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