With 14 new entries, Italy counts 427 blue flags 2022 between sea and lake resorts, winning 10% of the world’s awarded beaches.
The Blue Flag is an award given by the Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches that meet high standards of quality, regarding their cleanliness and the services offered.
The Blue Flags 2022: the beaches awarded in Italy
There are 427 the blue flags assigned this year to the Italian beaches: dominate the ranking Liguria, with 32 awards, and Campania with 18. Also present in the ranking are Lazio, Calabria, Sardinia and Abruzzo.
Blue Flags 2022 in Liguria
Among the many beaches awarded blue flags in Liguria, do not miss the beaches of Camogli among which stands out for its beauty the Beach of San Fruttuoso. Small and unspoilt, this jewel is set in a cove in the promontory of Portofino. It is not easy to reach and, for this reason, it represents a space of peace and relaxation. It is possible to rent deckchairs and umbrellas but with limited places.
Blue Flags 2022 in Campania
There are many beaches in Campania that have received this award and yet, some, are little known. This is the case of the Trentova Bay of Agropoli, a strip of sand where the landscape is postcard. The big rocks are perfect for those who want to sunbathe directly on the water. Above the bay there is a kiosk where you can stop for a snack.
Blue Flags 2022 in Calabria
The island of Capo Rizzuto boasts dream beaches, that’s why it is a very popular destination for tourists. The protected marine area of the area is an unspoilt natural heritage, where the water is turquoise and where it seems to be in an earthly paradise. The ideal place for scuba divers and snorkelers.
2022 Blue Flags in Lazio
Lazio boasts some noteworthy beaches, such as the Serapo Beach in Gaeta, which extends to the slopes of the Natural Park of Monte Orlando. Here there are many equipped beaches that alternate with stretches of free beach. The sand is very fine and the water is turquoise and transparent.
Blue Flag Beaches 2022 in Puglia
We are in Puglia, where nature reserves breathtaking shows. In this regard, it is impossible not to mention the beaches of the Gargano as the Baia delle Zagare, a strip of sand framed by two large stacks overlooking the sea.
Blue Flags 2022 in Abruzzo, the beaches of Silvi Marina
Gabriele d’Annunzio called it «The Pearl of the Adriatic»: how to blame him! The beach of Silvi is among those that are called «Seven Sisters» that is the seven pearls of the Adriatic coast. In particular, the beach of Silvi is among the most sought after by tourists from all over Italy and beyond: its fine sand and crystal clear waters remind of exotic destinations far away.
Blue Flags 2022 in Brands
Porto Recanati, blue flag 2022, is part of Riviera del Conero that we all know for its unparalleled natural beauty. Here are available bathing establishments but also free beach areas. It is a beach suitable for the whole family, as it can also be reached by car.
Blue Flags 2022 in Tuscany
Tuscany, home of history and culture but not only: the sea is also a must here, especially in some areas such as Pietrasanta. Here the sandy beaches are very wide, which allows you to take long and relaxing walks. The beaches are all equipped and well organized, designed for couples, families with children and groups of friends.
The Italian lakes: Blue Flags 2022
The blue flags also reward the lake beaches: and then, after talking about some of the best Italian beaches, we turn our attention to some of the lakes that have received this award.
Lake Scanno, blue flag 2022
It has the shape of a heart and is the largest natural lake in Abruzzo: Lake Scanno is among the favorite destinations of Italian and non-Italian tourists. On its waters you can go canoeing or pedalo, or relax on the shore and spend a wonderful day at the lake. The green color of the water is due to the presence of algae but also to the reverberation of the vegetation that surrounds it.
The new lake entry of the blue flags 2022
We conclude our review of the blue flags 2022 with the lido of the Cannobio Lake, in Piedmont, the only new lake entry among the 17 awarded in Italy. It is among the most beautiful beaches of Lake Maggiore, and perhaps the most famous. It is the perfect place for those who want to spend a few hours in total relaxation; the beach is free and for sports lovers there is the possibility of windsurfing and kytesurf.