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Green flags 2021, the map of 148 child-friendly beaches

Byeditorial

May 31, 2021

In Italy, from North to South, 143 are flying. But also abroad 5 have been planted, of which 3 in Spain, one in Romania and one in Tanzania. These are the Green Flags 2021, a ‘guide’ for parents looking for child-friendly beaches. Today in Alba Adriatica the list was unveiled. And compared to last year there are many confirmations and some news. “In 2021 – explains to Adnkronos Salute the creator of the initiative, the pediatrician Italo Farnetani – all the green flags assigned in recent years were reconfirmed and we have 4 new ones awarded to as many locations that have obtained recognition for the first time. of beach suitable for children chosen by pediatricians “. Two new entries are in Italy, both in Sicily: “The beach of Sampieri in the municipality of Scicli and of Tonnarella in the municipality of Mazara del Vallo”, Farnetani lists. And two others are abroad, where another Spanish resort has been added, Fuengirola, also in Andalusia, and, for the first time, a non-European beach has been awarded the green flag: Coco beach in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The novelty of this year is that the top step of the podium is for two: Sicily reaches the number of 18 municipalities awarded, reaching the top of Calabria which confirms its 18 banners, therefore an ex aequo. Sardinia follows with 16 green flags, which maintains its second place. And third is Puglia with 13 awarded municipalities, beating by a whisker the Marche which has 12 green flags. “In every Italian region bathed by the sea there is at least one location with the green flag thus offering an equitable distribution territorial “, analyzes Farnetani. And an area that can be christened the ‘children’s riviera’ is clearly outlined, observes the pediatrician. It is “the area formed by Abruzzo, Marche, Romagna”, which is characterized by the greater density of green flags in relation to the length of the coasts. “On this coast, the characteristics and services for children are four times more concentrated than the Italian average”. And this is why it was possible that 5 of the 7 editions of the National Green Flags Conference took place in this area (4 in Abruzzo, 2 in Montesilvano, 2 in Alba Adriatica, and one in the Marche region, in San Benedetto del Tronto). What are the requirements for beaches suitable for baby bathers? They must be beaches “with spaces between the umbrellas and water that does not immediately become high, the presence of playful activities, services dedicated to children and families – Farnetani lists – the presence of places for relaxation, recreation and entertainment for parents. is that the whole family is on vacation. For the quality of the water and the possibility of bathing the references are the institutional and public structures. For Italy, the ordinances of the mayors and the surveys of the regional Arpa, which are the structures responsible for such controls “. A final figure is that of Italian and foreign pediatricians who have participated in the research in 14 years: they are a total of 2,753 and they are responsible for choosing the locations that today hold their green flag. “Their role is decisive – specifies the pediatrician – because for the assignment of the green flag everything depends on the doctors who express a professional opinion, in fact there are no self-nominations to obtain the banner. at international medical congresses and also published in international scientific journals in English, it is the only pediatric map for bathing and the use of the sea by children in the world “. An evaluation that works if “in 14 years the Green Flags recognized have always been and continuously all reconfirmed after the first assignment”. This year, Farnetani concludes, “the beach holiday has an even greater role than usual for psycho development. – affective of the children, because it will compensate for all the shortcomings dictated by the necessary restrictions observed to combat the pandemic. Among the benefits to recover from stress, there is the possibility of attending companions to facilitate identification in the group of peers and carry out physical activity and motor, life in the open air “. The delivery ceremony of the 148 green flags will be held in Alba Adriatica on 10 July. Here is the list of Green Flags 2021. Abruzzo: Alba Adriatica (Teramo), Giulianova (Teramo), Montesilvano (Pescara), Ortona – Spiaggia dei Saraceni (Chieti), Pescara, Pineto – Torre Cerrano (Teramo), Roseto degli Abruzzi (Teramo), Silvi Marina (Teramo), Tortoreto (Teramo), Vasto Marina (Chieti); Basilicata: Maratea (Potenza), Pisticci – Marina di Pisticci (Matera); Calabria: Bianco (Reggio Calabria), Bova Marina (Reggio Calabria), Bovalino (Reggio Calabria), Capo Vaticano (Vibo Valentia), Cariati (Cosenza), Cirò Marina – Punta Alice (Crotone), Capo Rizzuto Island (Crotone), Locri (Reggio Calabria), Melissa – Torre Melissa (Crotone), Mirto Crosia – Pietrapaola (Cosenza), Nicotera (Vibo Valentia), Palmi (Reggio Calabria), Praia a Mare (Cosenza), Roccella Jonica (Reggio Calabria), Santa Caterina of the Ionian Marina (Catanzaro), Siderno (Reggio Calabria), Soverato (Catanzaro), Squillace (Catanzaro). Campania: Agropoli – Lungomare San Marco, Trentova (Salerno), Ascea (Salerno), Centola – Palinuro (Salerno), Ischia: Cartaroma Lido San Pietro (Naples), Marina di Camerota (Salerno), Pisciotta (Salerno), Pollica – Acciaroli , Pioppi (Salerno), Positano – Beaches: Arienzo, Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande (Salerno), Santa Maria di Castellabate (Salerno), Sapri (Salerno); Emilia Romagna: Bellaria – Igea Marina (Rimini), Cattolica (Rimini), Cervia – Milano Marittima-Pinarella (Ravenna), Cesenatico (Forli Cesena), Gatteo – Gatteo Mare (Forli – Cesena), Misano Adriatico (Rimini), Ravenna – Lidi Ravvenati (Ravenna), Riccione (Rimini), Rimini, San Mauro Pascoli – San Mauro mare (Forli – Cesena). Friuli Venezia Giulia: Grado (Gorizia), Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine); Lazio: Anzio (Rome), Formia (Latina), Gaeta (Latina), Lido di Latina (Latina), Montalto di Castro (Viterbo), Sabaudia (Latina), San Felice Circeo (Latina), Sperlonga (Latina), Terracina ( Latina), Ventotene – Cala Nave (Latina); Liguria: Finale Ligure (Savona), Lavagna (Genoa), Lerici (La Spezia), Noli (Savona); Marche: Civitanova Marche (Macerata), Cupra Marittima (Ascoli Piceno), Fano – North – Saxony – Torrette / Marotta (Pesaro – Urbino), Gabicce mare (Pesaro – Urbino), Grottamare (Ascoli Piceno), Mondolfo – Marotta (Pesaro – Urbino), Numana – Upper – Lower Marcelli Nord (Ancona), Pesaro (Pesaro – Urbino), Porto Recanati (Macerata), Porto San Giorgio (Fermo), San Benedetto del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno), Senigallia (Ancona), Sirolo ( Ancona). Molise: Termoli (Campobasso); Apulia: Fasano (Brindisi), Gallipoli (Lecce), Ginosa – Marina di Ginosa (Taranto), Lizzano – Marina di Lizzano (Taranto), Margherita di Savoia (Barletta-Andria-Trani), Melendugno (Lecce), Ostuni (Brindisi) , Otranto (Lecce), Polignano a Mare – Cala Fetente – Cala Ripagnola – Cala San Giovanni (Bari), Porto Cesareo (Lecce), Rodi Garganico (Foggia), Salve – Marina di Pescoluse (Lecce), Vieste (Foggia). Sardinia: Alghero (Sassari), Bari Sardo (Ogliastra), Cala Domestica (Carbonia-Iglesias), Capo Coda Cavallo (Olbia-Tempio), Carloforte – San Pietro Island: La Caletta – Punta Nera – Girin – Guidi (Carbonia-Iglesias ), Castelsardo-Ampurias (Sassari), Is Aruttas – Mari Ermi (Oristano), La Maddalena: Punta Tegge-Spalmatore (Olbia-Tempio), Marina di Orosei-Berchida-Bidderosa (Nuoro), Oristano – Torre Grande (Oristano), Poetto (Cagliari), Quartu Sant’Elena (Cagliari), Santa Giusta (Oristano), San Teodoro (Nuoro), Santa Teresa di Gallura (Olbia-Tempio), Tortolì – Lido di Orrì, Lido di Cea (Ogliastra). Sicily: Balestrate (Palermo), Campobello di Mazara – Tre Fontane – Torretta Granitola (Trapani), Catania – Playa, Cefalù (Palermo), Giardini Naxos (Messina), Ispica – Santa Maria del Focallo (Ragusa), Lipari – Marina di Lipari-Acquacalda-Canneto (Messina), Marsala – Signorino (Trapani), Mazara del Vallo – Tonnarella (Trapani), Menfi – Porto Palo di Menfi (Agrigento), Noto – Vendicari (Syracuse), Palermo – Mondello, Pozzallo – Black Stones – Raganzino (Ragusa), Ragusa – Marina di Ragusa, Santa Croce Camerina – Casuzze – Dry point – Caucana (Ragusa), San Vito Lo Capo (Trapani), Scicli – Sampieri (Ragusa), Vittoria – Scoglitti (Ragusa). Tuscany: Bibbona (Livorno), Camaiore – Lido Arlecchino-Matteotti (Lucca), Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto), Follonica (Grosseto), Forte dei Marmi (Lucca), Grosseto – Marina di Grosseto, Principina a Mare, Monte Argentario – Cala Piccola – Porto Ercole (Le Viste) – Porto Santo Stefano (Cantoniera – Moletto – Caletta) – Santa Liberata (Bagni Domiziano – Soda -Pozzarello) (Grosseto), Pietrasanta – Marina di Pietrasanta – Tonfano – Focette (Lucca), Pisa – Marina of Pisa – Calambrone – Tirrenia (Pisa), San Vincenzo (Livorno), Viareggio (Lucca); Veneto: Caorle (Venice), Cavallino Treporti (Venice), Chioggia – Sottomarina (Venice), Iesolo – Jesolo Pineta (Venice), Lido di Venezia (Venice), San Michele al Tagliamento – Bibione (Venice). European green flag beaches they are: in Spain Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola; in Romania Constanta. Non-European green flag: in Tanzania Dar es Salaam – Coco beach.

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