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The Liguria region has retained its title with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches this year as well as with the greatest number of resorts with the prestigious eco-label for cleanliness and sustainability, the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) announced.
In 2015 Italy can boast 280 Blue Flag beaches, which represent the 7% of the global total and spread across a total of 147 municipalities nationwide, compared to the 269 beaches in 140 municipalities recorded last year and the 248 beaches in 135 municipalities recorded in 2013.`
Liguria has seen the number of pristine beaches rise by 3 to 23, followed by Tuscany with 18 and Le Marche region with 17. Campania keeps the fourth place with 14 Blue Flag beaches, followed by Puglia with 11. The northern region of Emilia Romagna has its nine Blue Flag beaches, while Abruzzo has now a total of eight after losing four last year.
More at http://www.blueflag.org