Overall, Puglia sees a new entry this year, Maruggio (in the Tarantino), but also loses two places: Melendugno (Lecce) and Rodi Garganico (Foggia), thus passing from the 14 “medals” of last year to 13 in 2019 The places awarded in Puglia are: Polignano, Carovigno, Fasano and Ostuni, Margherita di Savoia, Peschici, Zapponeta, Castro, Otranto, Salve, Castellaneta, Ginosa, Maruggio.
As already mentioned, the “Blue Flags” are assigned annually by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) on the basis of 32 sustainability criteria (from water quality to recycling). Throughout Italy this year a total of 183 municipalities were awarded, 8 more than the 175 last year, 12 are the new entries, while 4 have left. This means that Italy holds 10% of the total “Blue flags” in the world.
Source: Ostuni Notizie
Nineteenth-century palace located in the center of Ostuni. Renovated respecting the original style.