The Italian sea is always blue, which is just one of many great reasons to travel to Italy this summer 2021 and visit Italy's Blue Flag beaches. The sea is getting cleaner in Italy every year, and in 2021 the number of Italian beaches which have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag awarded by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) has increased.
Blue Flags are awarded to beaches across the world on the basis of precise criteria, valid at international level, and the requirements include cleanliness and services offered by bathing establishments, water purification, waste management, access and services for the disabled, bike paths and green spaces. This year, the number of Blue Flag beaches in Italy has risen to 416, with high quality beaches found across the country, including Liguria, Tuscany and Campania.
Let's discover a selection of some of the best Blue Flag beaches in Italy in 2021 and you can get to know them this summer by safely booking your holiday rental with Rentalia.com.
Lerici, La Spezia
Lerici is small village in La Spezia and is highlighted every year for its beauty. As well as this, Lerici is also known for having some of the best beaches in the region of Liguria.
Among the beaches with Blue Flags in the area, you can find Fiascherino, the perfect place for diving and snorkelling in Italy. Its beach with crystal clear water and golden sands is also ideal for families with children. Another beach worth visiting is Baia Blu, an extraordinary cove with sparkling water which is also ideal both for relaxing and enjoying water sports and other popular beach activities.
And these are just a few of the many blue flag beaches of Liguria. For your trip, we also recommend the following beaches: Venus Azzurra, Lido, San Giorgio, Eco del Mare and Colombo.
La Sterpaia, Piombino
Immerse yourself in the silence of this spectacular landscape in the province of Livorno. The Sterpaia Coastal Park extends for 8km along the Tyrrhenian coast, between Piombino and Follonica, and this area is perfect for enjoying the unique contrast between the long coastline and lush Mediterranean greenery.
The sand in this part of the coast is very fine and almost white, while the sea is a vibrant blue with a sandy bottom, ideal for swimming and bathing. This all makes for beautiful blue flag beaches, and even in all other seasons outside of summer, you can relax by walking along the beach or through the thick pine forest that characterises this wonderful natural park.
Senigallia is a small port town on Italy's Adriatic coast. Spiaggia di Velluto (translated as the Velvet Beach) in the town has been confirmed as one of the best beaches in Italy and is one of Italy's best Blue Flag beaches. In addition to the charming old town, Senigallia is also one of the most famous seaside resorts in the region because of its long golden sandy beaches and attracts many visitors from Italy and from abroad to enjoy its wonderful Blue Flag beach.
The city of Agropoli has been awarded many more Blue Flags in recent years and is celebrating a splendid result: some of its Blue Flag beaches include Trentova with its wonderful colours, suitable for couples and families, as well as the famous Lungomare San Marco.
In this area, you will find a lot of tourist accommodation but also great bars, restaurants and trendy cafés with local produce. For all these reasons, this remains one of the most popular and liveliest areas of this town. The walk along this beautiful promenade will also offer you spectacular views of Torre San Marco located at the end of the old town in a strategic position.
Sardinia is one of the most beautiful areas in Italy and is known for its beautiful beaches. Among the Blue Flag beaches on the island, we want to highlight the beach at Maladroxia, in Sant'Antioco, the largest island in Sulcis zone in southern Sardinia.
At Maladroxia Beach, the sand is white and soft, the seabed is shallow and the water is crystal clear, a true spectacle of peace and nature, where you can relax and admire the sea with your family, always surrounded by the nature of the Mediterranean behind you.
One of the things that makes this beach Blue Flag worthy, the beach is equipped with numerous services, from a large car park to the rental of pedal boats and dinghies, as well as bars, restaurants and kiosks located behind the beach in the small village of Maladroxia.
If you want to go for a walk after a day at the beach, we recommend walking up the nearby hill to the Nuraghe s'Ega Marteddu, which dominates the area and from which there is a beautiful panoramic view over most of the Gulf of Palmas.