The award, the Blue Flag, is given annually to beaches and marinas that satisfy a number of essential criteria covering aspects of:
Water QualityEnvironmental Education and InformationEnvironmental ManagementSafety and Services
The international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) reported that has risen this year the number of Italian beaches to be awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award for clean water and pristine sands.
Italian seaside resorts awarded a Blue Flag in 2013 were 135, four more than last year, for a total of 248 top beaches. Some 86% of last year's Blue Flag beaches were confirmed this year while nine new entries included resorts in Carrara, Tuscany, Francavilla al Mare in Abruzzo and a lake beach resort in Levico Terme, in the north-eastern Trentino-Alto Adige region. The northwest coastal region of Liguria has the cleanest beaches in Italy, 20, two more than last year, followed by the central Marche region with 18 and Tuscany with 17, one more than last year.
Pristine eco friendly beaches could be considered another reason to visit lovely Le Marche.
More infos on http://www.blueflag.org/ ;
Via Mariano Pallottini