Lignano Blue Flag 2020

The FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) has awarded the Blue Flag 2020 to the beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Also this year our beautiful beach and generally the whole city, can make wave this wonderful flag, the number 31 out of a total of 33 years. A national record!

This flag is an international award given to all the beaches and marinas that respect a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria, such as a clean and safe sea, but also ecological services like recycling, the presence of cycle lanes and the accessibility for everyone to the facilities of the city.

Among the indicators evaluated for the Blue Flag awarding, very important is the environmental education and information and the initiatives for the environmental sustainability.
Topics that Lignano treats always with great attention, given the great natural treasure the city has.
Not only the sea and the beach, but also the large pine wood, the last part and the mouth of the river Tagliamento, the lagoon with its territory rich in flora and fauna and the nature reserves and WWF oasis nearby.

In addition to the strictly natural features, the FEE also evaluated various facilities and services that must be available for the tourists and the inhabitants, to ensure that the city of Lignano is really cosy:

  • services and security on the beaches
  • sewage treatment plants
  • waste management with particular attention to the reduction of production
  • waste separation and management of hazardous waste
  • urban and beach furnishings
  • access to the sea for all users.

Of course, basic to get the prestigious international award are:

  • excellent waters, which are analysed with more restrictive criteria than the national criteria,
  • regular water samples made during the summer season to verify their purity.

After these two conditions, it is possible to proceed with all subsequent evaluations, which, if positive , lead the city to win the Blue Flag, synonym of clean bathing water and of a city and a beach suitable for all tourists.

Just what Lignano Sabbiadoro continues to offer as many as 31 years!