Campania one of the regions with more blue flags in 2021
Campania with only two provinces facing the sea (Naples and Salerno) is second for the number of Italian Blue Flags. It takes the place of Tuscany that loses three locations and it is surpassed only by Liguria with 32 locations.
In 2021, Campania gained 19 flags, 5 in the district of Naples and 14 in that one of Salerno. The region obtains a new flag in Camerota but loses that one in Ispani.
For Campania, this is an important success that confirms the results of the last years, with a progressive climb up in the chart of the best Blue flagged Italian regions.
The blue flags 2021 in Cilento
The most Blue flagged in Campania is Cilento with its clean water. This year, in less than 200 kilometres of coastline, it gains 13 flags.
The new entry in the chart is Camerota, which has launched three purification plans in one year and it wins also for other evaluation criteria, such as no architectural barriers, a high proportion of differentiated collection and many projects of environmental education.
The Blue Flags 2021 in Campania
Every year, the "awards" of FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) promote Campania and its sea, re-launching the region's tourist locations, also given the restart of the Summer season.
Among the islands of the Gulf of Naples, Anacapri has received recognition for its wonderful waters in Grotta Azzurra, Faro, Punta Carena and Gandola.
Cilento, in addition to its new entry Camerota, has re-confirmed the Blue Flags in Capaccio, Agropoli, Castellabate, Montecorice, San Mauro Cilento, Pollica, Casal Velino, Ascea, Pisciotta, Centola, Vibonati, Sapri.
Among the ports, the Blue Flag goes to Procida (Yachting Santa Margherita), Pozzuoli (Sudcantieri), Capri (Porto Turistico di Capri), Casamicciola (Cala degli Aragonesi), Salerno (Marina D’Arechi), Agropoli (Porto Turistico di Agropoli), Pollica (Marina di Acciaroli), Casal Velino (Marina di Casal Velino), Centola (Porto Turistico di Palinuro), Marina di Camerota.
The assignment criteria for the blue flag
The Blue Flags are assigned to coastal towns and tourist ports, according to some precise standards and criteria. They have to respect 32 strict criteria that are annually updated: sea and beach cleaning, policies of environmental protection, like the separate collection of waste and the spread of cycle paths, green areas, pedestrian areas and also tourist services and accessibility on beaches.
National (or international) bathing areas must have almost one sample point to analyze the bathing water. The beach must have the necessary facilities and standard criteria about the waters' quality and more.
Other decisive elements are the accessibility of the area, services provided, levels of safety guaranteed, environmental governance in the area. The inspection of the beaches made by FEE happens incognito and without notice.