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Blue Flag

Blue Flag

The 29th Blue Flag for Cervia for the quality of the water, the 9 km of beach and the care of the services.

On 14th May 2024 Cervia is awarded a new Blue Flag

The award, established in 1987, is in its 38th edition


 Blue Flag  

29 Blue Flags for Cervia and its beaches

This year's is the twenty-ninth Blue Flag for our town, which has won the prestigious award for the twenty-sixth consecutive year (since 1999). The other three Blue Flags came to Cervia in 1991, 1996 and 1997.

This year there are 236 Italian municipalities for a total of 485 beaches; Emilia Romagna obtained 9 flags for the municipalities of: Cervia, Cesenatico, Comacchio, Bellaria-Igea Marina, Gatteo, Misano Adriatico, Ravenna, Riccione and San Mauro Pascoli.

The Blue Flag 2024 once again rewards the city of Cervia-Milano Marittima-Pinarella-Tagliata, a location at the top of the national panorama, for its ability to combine environmental quality and development of the territory, for its commitment to safeguarding and protecting the environment and nature, and for raising the quality of services of tourist facilities.

Milano Marittima - Beach, clear water and lifeguard tower - Ph. Barbara Cholewa

Award criteria 

The strict selection was based on data, directly collected by FEE Italia, about

  • water quality
  • coastal quality
  • quality of services
  • environmental management
  • safety measures
  • environmental information and education

In fact, among the judging criteria for the Blue Flag award, priority is given to: water quality and purification, waste disposal, environmental information and education, safety and emergency plans, quality of accommodation and beach facilities and services, qualification of fishing activities.

The Blue Flag award is a symbol for the commitment of a city that looks ahead and has made of respect for life and nature its own culture, always focusing on the preservation of the fragile balance between environment and tourism.

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