BLUE 2018 FLAGS
Assign the 2018 Blue Flags. Also this year, with punctuality, before the start of the summer season, the prestigious award was awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
The assignment of the 2018 Blue Flags, as per tradition, took place according to rather rigid and selective criteria. A selection that has rewarded well 368 beaches for the excellent bathing water, the efficient purification system, and the presence of numerous services; from cycle paths to green spaces, up to recycling.
Compared to the previous year, the municipalities and beaches awarded with recognition have increased. In fact, the Italian municipalities pass to 175, against 163 2017. It seems clear that the mayors are more sensitive, first, to the topic. There is no doubt that the Blue Flag had represented, in the years before, reason for discussions for many. It has been established that the municipalities that have obtained this recognition, receive more consideration (and, therefore, more reservations in accommodation facilities) by tourists.
Also this year, undisputed queen is the Liguria, awarded 27 Blue 2018 Flags.
Afterwards, in this special ranking of the Regions, there are the Tuscany which confirms 19 Flags, and le Campania, with well 18 beaches, including the 3 New Entry Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento and Ispani. In double figures follow Marche, Puglia and Sardinia that obtain, respectively, 16, 14 and 13 Blue Flags 2018.
With the news of the beaches of Sellia Marina and Tortora, Calabria reaches the Emilia Romagna region at 9.
Among the provinces, it is Salerno to get the largest number of 2018 Blue Flags, with 14 locations. Followed by Savona, with 13 and Livorno with 8. Salerno, and the Cilento, confirm the excellent trend of the last years
Not only the sea: even the lake resorts have received the prestigious recognition, thanks to the commitment of the territory in the promotion of sustainable tourism, the quality of the water and services available to tourists. 16 lake resorts have been awarded this year.
On the official website, through this link, it is possible to view the complete list of all the beaches and the tourist landing places awarded the recognition; for the more curious, you can view the complete lists of the last years.