Blue Flag 2021, here are the virtuous ports where to moor this summer

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Blue Flag 2021
Blue Flag 2021 – Marina di Loano

Blue Flag 2021, which are the most environmentally virtuous ports in Italy? In our peninsula, choosing where to moor with a motor boat is always quite a dilemma. The ports are many and welcoming, some in truly breathtaking locations. How to decide? Extra help can come from the Blue Flag. This is an award given to those ports that respect the environment and promote the preservation of the Mediterranean. There are 81 Blue Flag marinas in Italy. Below are what they are:

Blue flag 2021: the top regions

At the regional level, Liguria leads the 2021 Blue Flag ports ranking with 15 landings awarded the prestigious flag, followed by Friuli-Venezia Giulia (12 ports) and Sardinia tied with Campania (10 ports).

Blue Flag 2021 “veterans” such as Marina Cala de’ Medici or Marina di Varazze in the past 11 and 13 years, respectively, have achieved the flag consecutively. Marina D’Arechi is reaching its seventh consecutive flag this year, while Marina di Loano has won nine. Among the new entries, unique in Sicily, is the Marina di Capo D’Orlando, which acquires the flag after four years of operation.

ALL PORTS BLUE FLAG 2021

Abruzzo Region

Pescara
Pescara – Marina di Pescara (A.S.P.T)


Basilicata Region

Matera
Policoro – Marina di Policoro


Calabria Region

Cosenza
Cosenza – Tourist Dock Port of Cetraro

Reggio Calabria
Roccella Jonica – Porto delle Grazie


Campania Region

Naples
Procida – Yachting Santa Margherita Procida
Pozzuoli – Sudcantieri
Casamicciola Terme – Cala degli Aragonesi
Capri – Tourist Port of Capri

Salerno
Casal Velino – Marina di Casal Velino
Centola – Palinuro Marina
Agropoli – Agropoli Marina
Salerno – Marina D’Arechi
Pollica – Acciaroli Tourist Port
Camerota – Marina di Camerota


Emilia Romagna Region

Rimini
Misano Adriatico – Portoverde


Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region

Gorizia
Monfalcone – Marina Hannibal
Grado – Porto San Vito

Trieste
Trieste – Italian Naval League
Duino Aurisina – Portopiccolo Marina

Udine
Aprilia Marittima – Marina Punta Gabbiani
Latisana – Dock Aprilia Marittima
Lignano Sabbiadoro – Marina Punta Faro
Lignano Sabbiadoro – Marina Punta Verde
Lignano Sabbiadoro – Marina Uno
Aprilia Marittima – Marina Capo Nord
S. Giorgio di Nogaro – Marina Sant’Andrea
Lignano Sabbiadoro – Darsena Porto Vecchio


Lazio Region

Latina
Gaeta – Base Nautica Flavio Gioia


Liguria Region

Genoa
Chiavari – Marina di Chiavari

Imperia
S. Stefano al Mare – Marina degli Aregai
Bordighera – Port of Bordighera
San Remo – Portosole
San Lorenzo al Mare – Marina di San Lorenzo
Imperia – Go Imperia

La Spezia
La Spezia – Porto Mirabello
La Spezia – Porto Lotti
Portovenere – Portovenere Marina

Savona
Celle Ligure – Cala Cravieu
Andora – Marina of Andora
Varazze – Marina di Varazze
Alassio – Porto Luca Ferrari
Loano – Marina di Loano
Savona – Old Dock


Marche Region

Ancona
Ancona – Marina Dorica
Numana – Numana Tourist Port
Senigallia – Porto della Rovere

Ascoli Piceno
San Benedetto del Tronto – Circolo Nautico Sambenedettese

Stop
Porto S.Giorgio – Marina di Porto S.Giorgio

Pesaro and Urbino
Fano – Marina dei Cesari


Apulia Region

Bari
Polignano a Mare – Cala Ponte Marina
Barletta-Andria-Trani
Bisceglie – Marina Resort Bisceglie Landing marina

Toast
Brindisi – Marina di Brindisi

Foggia
Rodi Garganico – Rodi Garganico Tourist Port
Manfredonia – Marina del Gargano

Lecce
Marina di Leuca – Marina di Leuca marina
Melendugno – Tourist Port of San Foca


Sardinia Region

Cagliari
Quartu S. Elena – Marina di Capitana

Nuoro
S.Maria Navarrese – Marina di Baunei and S. Maria Navarrese

Olbia-Tempio
Olbia – Marina di Portorotondo
Palau – Municipal Tourist Port of Palau
S. Teresa Gallura – Marina di S. Teresa Gallura
Arzachena – Marina dell’Orso Poltu Quatu
La Maddalena – Cala Gavetta
Olbia – Marina di Portisco
Arzachena – Porto Cervo Marina

Sassari
Castelsardo – Castelsardo Tourist Port


Sicily Region

Messina
Capo D’Orlando – Capo D’Orlando Marina


Tuscany Region

Grosseto

Castiglione della Pescaia – Marina Punta Ala
Grosseto – Port of Maremma/Marina di San Rocco
Monte Argentario – Marina Cala Galera

Leghorn
Porto Azzurro – Marina Porto Azzurro
Rosignano Marittimo – Marina Cala dè Medici
Marciana Marina – Marciana Marina

Pisa
Pisa – Port of Pisa


Veneto Region

Rovigo
Rosolina – Marina di Albarella

Venice
Jesolo – Jesolo Tourist Port
Cavallino Treporti – Marina del Cavallino
Chioggia – Darsena Le Saline
San Michele al Tagliamento – Marina Resort Portobaseleghe
Venice – Venice Certosa Marina
Caorle – Clock Dock


How the Blue Flag is awarded

The Blue Flag for marinas is awarded by the Fee( Foundation for Environmental Education, Environmental Education). The marina must meet some rather strict criteria:

  • The waters of the harbor and those facing the harbor shall not be visually polluted
  • sewage must not spill inside the harbor
  • the facility must be equipped to collect oil, paint and chemical residues
  • there must be life jacket and first aid equipment
  • management must provide environmental and related information about the Blue Flag campaign
  • The ability to dispose of bilge and toilet water from boats must be provided
  • there must be arrangements for the disposal of shipyard processing residues
  • docks must provide lights and drinking water

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