Earlier this week, an impressive 293 of Italy’s beaches were given a prestigious ‘Blue Flag’- awarded only to beaches that meet stringent quality standards.
Each year the Foundation for Environmental Education issues the flags to beaches around the globe – and this year Puglia comes in fourth, with 11 beaches.
So, where do you have to swim and relax this year?
Bari: Polignano a Mare
Barletta-Andria-Trani: Margherita di Savoia – Centro Urbano Canna Fesca
Brindisi: Carovigno (new entry), Ostuni, Fasano
Lecce: Melendugno – (Roca, San Foca Centro, San Foca Nord-Torre Specchia, Sant’Andrea e Torre dell’Orso), Otranto, Salve, Castro
Taranto: Castellaneta, Ginosa – Marina di Ginosa
We personally love the beaches around Ostuni and every now an then hire a little boat in Castro. Bring some wine and pizza and you will have a lovely full day on the sea!
Read more about the Blue Flags on The Local.