The most beautiful beaches in Italy? Legambiente and Italian Touring Club award 21 locations: topping the list is Sardinia

Jun 17, 2023 1045

A total of 21 seaside resorts have been awarded the coveted 5 Sails 2023, the highest recognition of Legambiente and the Italian Touring Club, to seaside resorts that have managed to best combine territory and places of excellence, combining eco-sustainable development strategies. "Il Mare più bello 2023", the guide that reviews region by region more than 400 coastal municipalities as well as Italian lakeside resorts, was presented yesterday. 

Sardinia emerged as the most awarded region with no less than 7 locations. In detail, Sardinia ranks first with Baunei, in the province of Nuoro, a locality that has long adopted the strategy of "comfortable number" access, that is, setting a maximum capacity limit of people that can allow the right balance between the environment and its users, counting both residents and tourists.

The ranking is followed by the region of Tuscany with 4 resorts, Puglia and Campania with 3 centers and Sicily with 2. Closing out the ranking are Basilicata and Calabria, with the exploit of the city of Tropea reaching the top of the ranking this year on the basis of regional division.

Here are the 21 beach resorts, broken down region by region, that received the 5 Sails 2023:


Baunei, Province of Nuoro;
Domus De Maria, province of South Sardinia;
Bosa, province of Oristano;
Cabras, in the province of Oristano;
Posada, in the province of Nuoro;
Budoni, in the province of Sassari;
Santa Teresa di Gallura, in the province of Sassari.


Capraia Island, in the province of Livorno;
Castiglione della Pescaia, in the province of Grosseto;
Isola del Giglio, in the province of Grosseto;
Capalbio, in the province of Grosseto.


Nardò, in the province of Lecce;
Porto Cesareo, in the province of Lecce;
Vieste, in the province of Foggia.


Pollica-Acciaroli-Pioppi, in the province of Salerno;
San Giovanni a Piro, in the province of Salerno;
San Mauro Cilento, in the province of Salerno.


Pantelleria, in the province of Trapani;
Santa Marina Salina, in the province of Messina.


Maratea, in the province of Potenza.


Tropea, in the province of Vibo Valentia.

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