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ee awards 'Blue Flag' cer­ti­fi­ca­tion to four­teen re­sorts in Cam­pa­nia

In 2016, four­teen re­sorts in Cam­pa­nia re­ceived ‘Blue Flag’ cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, awarded by the Foun­da­tion for En­vi­ron­men­tal

Ed­u­ca­tion (FEE) to re­sorts for the pu­rity of their wa­ter. Although most of them are lo­cated in Ci­lento, the coast and is­lands are also cov­ered. Beaches that have re­ceived the award in

Anacapri in­clude Faro Punta Carena, Gradola and the Blue Grotto. Sit­u­ated on the Is­land of Capri, each year, these oases on the Tyrrhe­nian sea, at­tract thou­sands of vis­i­tors. In Massa Lubrense, a colour­ful lit­tle fish­ing vil­lage at the south­ern tip of the Sor­ren­tine Penin­sula, Blue Flag cer­ti­fi­ca­tion was awarded to the Baia delle Sirene, Ma­rina del Can­tone, Ma­rina di Puolo and Recom­mone.

Posi­tano, which dom­i­nates the Bay of Salerno with its long, char­ac­ter­is­tic stair­ways,

re­ceived cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Fee for the beaches of Arienzo and Fornillo. Castella­bate, a part of the Na­ture Park of Ci­lento, de­clared a UNESCO World

Heritage Site in 1998, re­ceived Fee’s pres­ti­gious cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Lago Tresino, Ma­rina Pic­cola, Pozzillo (in the small town of San Marco), Punta In­ferno and the Bay of Oglias­tro Al­ways in Ci­lento, award-win­ning re­sorts in­cluded Ca­pac­cio, Ascea, Casal Velino, Vi­bon­ati, Pis­ciotta, Mon­tecorice, Cen­tola and Agropoli with the mag­nif­i­cent beaches of Torre San Marco and Tren­tova, and Pol­lica, with the beaches of Ac­cia­roli and Pioppi. This year, in the same area, a new en­try was reg­is­tered in San Mauro

Ci­lento with the award­ing of a blue flag to the beach of Mez­za­torre. Above all, qual­i­fy­ing cri­te­ria for the 2016 Blue Flag award in­cluded the abil­ity of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to man­age the area and en­cour­age en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion tar­geted at pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and pro­mot­ing sus­tain­able tourism. The main in­di­ca­tors taken into con­sid­er­a­tion were: the ex­is­tence and op­er­a­tional level of pu­ri­fy­ing sys­tems, waste man­age­ment, the promotion of en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties to en­sure bet­ter liv­ing con­di­tions dur­ing the sum­mer sea­son, the en­hance­ment of nat­u­ral ar­eas in the re­gion, the main­te­nance of build­ings and beach equip­ment and, fi­nally, easy ac­cess to the beach for ev­ery­one.

Posi­tano

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