Vieste, Blue Flag also in 2024

The Prestigious Recognition for the Quality of the Beaches and Services

Vieste,  Tremiti Islands, Rhodes GarganicoPeschici, are once again confirmed among the top locations for the quality of the beaches and services, having received the prestigious Blue Flag also for the year 2024. This recognition is a real seal of quality that is assigned by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to those localities which not only have excellent bathing water, but which are actively engaged in the sustainable management of their territory.

Excellent results for Puglia and Gargano

In the regional distribution of Blue Flags for 2024, Liguria remains stable with 34 locations despite the new entries of Borgio Verezzi and Recco and the loss of two flags. Puglia shows notable growth, reaching 24 recognitions thanks to the addition of three new municipalities: Lecce, Manduria and Patù, although Margherita di Savoia was not reconfirmed this year.

The other Apulian locations confirmed with the Blue Flag include Zapponeta, Bisceglie, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Fasano, Ostuni, Carovigno, Melendugno, Castro, Salve, Ugento, Gallipoli, Nardò, Maruggio, Leporano, Castellaneta and Ginosa and the aforementioned new entries Lecce, Manduria and Patù. Each of these locations is an example of excellence in terms of clean water, services offered to bathers, accessibility and environmental sustainability.

Campania and Calabria follow with 20 Blue Flags each, having both earned additional recognition for Cellole and Parghelia, respectively. The Marche increase their tally to 19 thanks to the entry of Porto Sant'Elpidio. Instead, Tuscany sees a slight decline, dropping to 18 awarded locations following the loss of recognition for Marciana Marina.

An International Recognition of Sustainability and Quality

The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized symbol of ecological excellence. Vieste, with its enchanting seafront, clean beaches and crystal clear water, has passed the 32 criteria imposed by the FEE, which include not only water quality, but also waste management, efficiency of waste water purification , accessibility and availability of services such as rescue. These rigorous standards ensure that visitors can enjoy a safe and clean environment, promoting a high-level tourism experience. The recognition obtained for the second consecutive year testifies to the continuous commitment of the city of Vieste in promoting sustainable practices and constantly improving local infrastructure for residents and tourists. This collective effort has a significant impact not only on the natural environment but also on the quality of life of citizens, making Vieste a model of sustainability.

The Blue Flag is a powerful catalyst for tourism, attracting visitors seeking environmentally friendly destinations. This award guarantees tourists who choose Vieste for their holidays a certified commitment towards responsible and quality tourism. The beaches of Vieste, with their natural charm and excellent services, are thus confirmed among the most desirable destinations in the Mediterranean.

Obtaining the Blue Flag also for 2024 strengthens Vieste's position in the international tourism panorama and supports its image as an eco-compatible destination. With continuous updating and compliance with the FEE criteria, Vieste not only maintains its prestige but presents itself as a virtuous example of how communities can operate in harmony with the environment, encouraging other localities to follow its example.

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