Region Liguria has again the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in Italy.
Clean waters, indeed “excellent”, crystal clear sea and beaches equipped with services, accessible to all and safe: 416 beaches were awarded in Italy, which correspond to 10% of the beaches awarded worldwide.
Blue Flags are international distinctions, created in 1987, with patronage and support from UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Tourism Organisation, which aims to promote a sustainable development at beaches and marinas through strict criteria such as water quality, environmental management, safety and services provided close to or within the beach area. To the Blue Flag Programme participate beaches and marinas in 41 countries of all the world.
Liguria again tops the regional table with 32 blue flags.