From the beaches of Ferrara to the border with the Marche region, 9 beaches in Emilia-Romagna have been awarded the 2023 BLUE FLAG certification.
The decision was taken by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), headquartered in Denmark, which examines every year the seaside towns of 49 European and non-European countries and awards the best ones the prestigious certification.
More than 30 different parameters are considered when drawing up these evaluations, and – contrary to popular belief – the beauty of a beach town and its beaches are of minor importance.
The main aspects that are taken into consideration are the health conditions of the sea, the administration of the territory and of the waste, urban furniture and accessibility to the beaches, the presence of cycle paths or green areas, but also the presence of appropriate safety and comfort plans within individual beach establishments.
With its 110 kilometres of sandy bathing beaches, Emilia-Romagna is confirmed also in 2023 as one of Italy’s and Europe’s best destinations where to spend happy and sustainable summer holidays.
Comacchio and its beach towns (Fe)
Comacchio is an oasis of wellness, a perfect mix of comfort, adventure, fun, desire for the sea and the essence of pure nature.
We are in the 7 beach towns of Comacchio, halfway between Ferrara and Ravenna, poised between the blue Adriatic Sea and the green Po Delta Park.
Here, nature expresses itself in all forms, offering long stretches of beach with shallow waters where children can play in all safety.
A perfect destination to enjoy the sea and the nature with the family.
Ravenna and its beach towns (Ra)
Ravenna is a city of unparalleled charm, home to as much as eight Unesco World Heritage monuments. And that’s not all! The blue Adriatic Sea is only a few kilometres away from the historical centre of the city, with nine beach towns stretching along 35 km of coastline.
Each one of them has its own characteristics and meets different needs according to the type of stay: sun and relaxation, games, sports and fitness and, last but not least, the great amusement park Mirabilandia and the zoological park Safari Ravenna.
Added to all this is the excellent cuisine of the Romagna tradition and the many trails in the nature and in the green of historical (San Vitale and Classe) and coastal pine forests, integral part of the great Po Delta Park.
On one side is Milano Marittima, with its haute-couture fashion shops, crowded clubs and late-night parties; on the other is Cervia, ancient seaside village that grew up around salt pans and fishing nets and today populated by hotels crowded with tourists who came to Romagna to spend their relaxing holidays.
Every year, many tourists from all over Italy and Europe come to the fine sandy beaches of Cesenatico. They chase excellent services, but above all the high-quality local cuisine related to the identity of this ancient seaside village.
Welcoming and safe beaches, wide tree-lined boulevards and vast green areas make for a perfect holiday for anyone looking for a relaxing atmosphere.
Gatteo Mare and San Mauro Mare (Fc)
The clean and shallow waters, modern facilities and well-equipped beach establishments make this place suitable for all families… and you immediately feel at home!
Bellaria Igea Marina (Rn)
Located right in the middle of the Riviera Adriatica, the ancient seaside village of Bellaria Igea Marina is today a modern, nice and friendly town.
The golden beaches and its wide range of possibilities for tourists make it very attractive, especially from May to September.
At its back, the countryside of wheat fields and orchards tempts visitors – both by bike and on foot – along the banks of the Uso river: unique itineraries that will make your stays unforgettable.
Misano Adriatico (Rn)
It’s true: tourism was born not far from the beaches of Misano Adriatico. Surrounded by green hills, with a long beach and a crowded city dock in Portoverde, this town has always been a perfect destination for traditional family holidays, enriched with excellent beach establishments and high-quality accommodation facilities.
Not far from the town, the roaring engines at the Misano World Circuit do the rest, attracting many speed freaks from all over the world.
Known as the green pearl of the Adriatic, Riccione is famous all over Europe for its hospitality and electrifying nightlife.
Along the renowned Viale Ceccarini, core of the seaside area, are shops, luxury boutiques, restaurants and outdoor cafés. The wide and fine-sand beach offers state-of-the-art facilities and its beach establishments – all full of comforts – will offer you special and sophisticated atmospheres.
Davide Marino was born archaeologist but ended up doing other things. Rational – but not methodic, slow – but passionate. A young enthusiast with grey hair
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