Eolie islands or Tremiti? Cinque Terre or Chia? Tuscany or Costiera Amalfitana? The Mare più bello , the yearly guide by Legambiente and Touring Club Italiano, crowns the Peninsula’s “top” beaches and coastlines with its Vele. In the 2021 edition, the most awarded region is Sardinia, while the Tuscan Maremma awarded the “Best marine area” prize of Belpaese.
In Sardinia, Cinque Vele has gone to to the lands of the Baronia di Posada and coastal Gallura in the north-east of the island, to the Baunei area on the east coast, to the Chia coastline in the south, to the protected marine area of the Sinis Peninsula and the Planargia coastline in the west.
In the 2021 edition, the most awarded region was Sardinia. The Tuscan Maremma awarded the “Best marine area” prize in Italy
In Tuscany, Cinque Vele were won either by the municipalities of the Maremma, or those ones on the Silver Coast, or the island of Giglio and the island of Capraia. Three districts are also among the top ranked in Apulia, with the Cinque Vele flying on the Tremiti Islands and Ionian Alto Salento. The top locations in Sicily are the islands of Pantelleria and Salina, while in Campania the areas of ancient Cilento and the Costa del Mito are confirmed as having Cinque Vele. Liguria also awarded Cinque Vele, with Cinque Terre Park, while Basilicata do the same with the Maratea Coast.
A little lower down the list, Quattro Vele are flowing in 12 areas in Sardinia. In Apulia it was awarded Gargano coast, Basso Salento and the coast north and south of Taranto. In Sicily in the Egadi archipelago, the Gulf of Noto and the coast north of Trapani. Quattro Vele sign also Golfo dei Poeti in Liguria; the coasts of the Ponziane Islands in Lazio; in Campania, the municipalities of Amalfi and the island of Capri; in Abruzzo, the coastal municipalities of the Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area.