Almost 500 Italian beaches given 'blue flag' for good water quality

May 17, 2024 118

In good news for those headed to Italy's shores this summer, a environmental survey has shown an improvement of water quality in various Italian waters. The annual analysis from the foundation FFE has awarded almost 500 Italian beaches with the blue flag, which stands for clean water and environmental protection. That's 14 more than last year.

Most of the award-winning beaches are located on the Mediterranean in the Liguria region (34) in the north of the country and in Apulia (24) in the far south, the organization said, publishing its findings on May 14.

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