What are the seaside resorts recommended by Italian pediatricians?

If the parents are having fun, the children are also well. The traditional concept of vacation is reversed. No longer suitable for children, but for the family. www.italofarnetani.it

It was back in 2008 when Professor Italo Farnetani, a pediatrician and teacher, created the Green Flags to be assigned to beaches suitable for families with children . It would have been the Italian pediatricians who advised the commission to reward the seaside resorts; their professional competence, relating to the health and growth of children, would have been of fundamental importance. Why are Green Flag beaches suitable for families with children? In order to receive the green flag, the seaside resorts must meet some fundamental criteria :

  • Wide beach with space between umbrellas where you can play
  • Predominantly sandy beach
  • Low and sloping seabed
  • Presence of assistance to bathers
  • Beach cleaning
  • Quality of bathing water
  • Presence of refreshment areas
  • Services dedicated to the relaxation of children and parents

Over time, the award-winning towns have grown exponentially, just think that the first were only ten to reach 142 this year, including two Spanish beaches (Malaga and Marbella). None of the previously awarded beaches lost their prize and this year's new entries are:

  • Alba Adriatica (Teramo)
  • Margherita di Savoia (Barletta-Andria-Trani)
  • Lido dei Saraceni in Ortona (Chieti)
  • Terracina (Latina)
  • Marbella (Spain)

Why is it so important to choose a beach suitable for children for their holidays? Those who have children know how complex it can be to find a seaside resort that can please all family members. Whether it is a baby or a teenager: it is necessary that the beach has in the immediate vicinity services dedicated to the wellbeing of adults and children as well as satisfying cleanliness and size. The cities awarded with the Green Flag have both free beaches and beach clubs with an eye on equipped beaches where there is greater comfort for both parents and children in the family.

The official awarding ceremony for the 2019 Green Flags will be held

June 28, 2019 at the municipal headquarters of Praia a Mare in Calabria,

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These are the beach resorts awarded for the year 2019

Verdi Flags 2019 Abruzzo: 10 award-winning seaside resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Alba Adriatica (Teramo) Giulianova (Teramo) Montesilvano (Pescara) Ortona – Saraceni Beach (Chieti) Pescara PinetoTorre Cerrano Beach (Teramo) Roseto degli Abruzzi (Teramo) Silvi Marina (Teramo) Tortoreto (Teramo) Vasto Marina (Chieti) Flags Verdi 2019 Basilicata: 2 award-winning seaside resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Maratea (Potenza) Marina di Pisticci (Matera) Green Flags 2019 Calabria: 18 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Bianco (Reggio Calabria) Bova Marina (Reggio Calabria) Bovalino (Reggio Calabria) Capo Vaticano (Vibo Valentia) Cariati (Cosenza) Cirò MarinaPunta Alice beach (Crotone) Capo Rizzuto island (Crotone) Locri (Reggio Calabria) Melissa – Torre Melissa beach (Croto ne) Mirto CrosiaPietrapaola Beach (Cosenza) Nicotera (Vibo Valentia) Palmi (Reggio Calabria) Praia a Mare (Cosenza) Roccella Jonica (Reggio Calabria) Santa Caterina dello Ionio Marina (Catanzaro) Siderno (Reggio Calabria) Soverato (Catanzaro) Squillace (Catanzaro) Green Flags 2019 Campania: 10 award-winning seaside resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Agropoli – Lungomare San Marco, Trentova Beach (Salerno) Ascea (Salerno) CentolaSpiagge di Palinuro (Salerno) Ischia: Cartaromana beach – Lido San Pietro (Naples) Marina di Camerota (Salerno) Pisciotta (Salerno) Pollica – Acciaroli beach, Pioppi beach (Salerno) Positano – Beaches: Arienzo, Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande (Salerno) Santa Maria di Castellabate (Salerno) Sapri (Salerno) Green Flags 2019 Emilia Romagna: 10 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Bellaria Igea Marina (Rim ini) Cattolica (Rimini) CerviaMilano MarittimaPinarella (Ravenna) Cesenatico (Forli Cesena) Gatteo – Gatteo a Mare (Forli – Cesena) Misano Adriatico (Rimini) RavennaLido di SavioLido di AdrianoLido di DanteLido of Classe (Ravenna) Riccione (Rimini) Rimini San Mauro Pascoli – San Mauro a Mare (Forli – Cesena) Green Flags 2019 Friuli-Venezia Giulia: 2 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Degree ( Gorizia) Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine) Flags Verdi 2019 Lazio: 10 award-winning seaside resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Anzio (Rome) Formia (Latina) Gaeta (Latina) Marina di Latina (Latina) Montalto di Castro Marina (Viterbo) Sabaudia (Latina) San Felice Circeo (Latina) Sperlonga (Latina) Terracina (Latina) Ventotene – Cala Nave Beach (Latina) Verdi Flags 2019 Liguria: 4 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Finale Ligure (Savona) Lavagna (Genoa) Lerici (La Spezia) Noli (Savona) Verdi Flags 2019 Marches: 11 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Civitanova Marche (Macerata ) Fano – North – Saxony beachTorrette beachMarotta beach (Pesaro – Urbino) Gabicce Mare (Pesaro – Urbino) Grottammare (Ascoli Piceno) Numana – High – Lower Marcelli north (Ancona) Pesaro (Pesaro – Urbino) Porto Recanati (Macerata ) Porto San Giorgio (Fermo) San Benedetto del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno) Senigallia (Ancona) Sirolo (Ancona) Flags Verdi 2019 Molise: 1 award-winning seaside resort (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Termoli (Campobasso) Flags Verdi 2019 Puglia: 13 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Fasano – Savelletri Beach, Torre Canne Beach (Brindisi) Gall ipoli (Lecce) Marina di Ginosa (Taranto) Margherita di Savoia (Barletta-Andria-Trani) Marina di Pescoluse (Lecce) Marina di Lizzano (Taranto) Melendugno : Torre S. Andrea, Torre dell'Orso, Torre Specchia, San Foca, Roca Vecchia (Lecce) Ostuni (Brindisi) Otranto (Lecce) Polignano a MareCala FetenteCala RipagnolaCala San Giovanni (Bari) Porto Cesareo (Lecce) Rodi Garganico (Foggia) Vieste (Foggia) Flags Verdi 2019 Sardinia: 16 locations award-winning bathing resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Alghero (Sassari) Bari Sardo – Torre di Barì Beach (Ogliastra) Cala Domestica (Carbonia-Iglesias) Capo Coda Cavallo (Olbia-Tempio) Carloforte – Island of San Peter: La CalettaPunta NeraGirinGuidi (Carbonia-Iglesias) CastelsardoAmpurias (Sassari) Is ArutasMari Ermi (Oristano) La Maddalena : Punta TeggeCala Spalmatore (Olbia-Tempio) Marina di OroseiBerchidaBidderosa (Nuoro) Oristano – Torre Grande (Oristano) Po etto (Cagliari) Quartu Sant'Elena (Cagliari) Santa Giusta (Oristano) San Teodoro (Nuoro) Santa Teresa di Gallura (Olbia-Tempio) Tortolì – Lido di OrrìLido di Cea Green Flags 2019 Sicily: 16 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Balestrate (Palermo) Campobello di Mazara – Tre FontaneTorretta Granitola (Trapani) CasuzzePunta SeccaCaucana (Ragusa) Cefalù (Palermo) Giardini Naxos (Messina) Ispica – Santa Maria del Focallo (Ragusa) Marina di LipariAcquacaldaCanneto (Messina) Marina di Ragusa (Ragusa) MarsalaLido Signorino (Trapani) Mondello (Palermo) CataniaPlaya (Catania) Porto Palo di Menfi (Agrigento) PozzalloPietre NereRaganzino (Ragusa) San Vito Lo Capo (Trapani) Scoglitti (Ragusa) Vendicari (Syracuse) Green Flags 2019 Tuscany: 11 award-winning beach resorts (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Bibbona (Livorno) Lido di Camaiore (Lucca) Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto) Follonica (Grosseto) Forte dei Marmi (Lucca) Marina di Grosseto, Principina a Mare (Grosseto) Monte Argentario – Cala PiccolaPorto Ercole ( Le Viste ) – Porto Santo Stefano ( CantonieraMolettoCaletta ) – Santa Liberata ( Bagni DomizianoSodaPozzarello ) (Grosseto) PietrasantaTonfano, Focette (Lucca) Pisa – Marina di Pisa, Calambrone, Tirrenia (Pisa) San Vincenzo (Leghorn) Viareggio (Lucca) Verdi Flags 2019 Veneto: 6 beach resorts award (click on the name to find out more info or leave a review) Caorle (Venice) Cavallino Treporti (Venice) ChioggiaSottomarina (Venice) Jesolo – Jesolo Pineta (Venice) Venice Lido (Venice) San Michele al Tagliamento – Bibione (Venice )