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5 sails Legambiente in Porto Cesareo

Among the most beautiful seas in Italy there are those of Nardò, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Racale and Otranto: the “Blue Guide 2019” by Legambiente and the Italian Touring club sanctions it, which rewards these Salento resorts with the coveted Cinque Vele. On the morning of Wednesday 12 June, at the regional headquarters of Legambiente in Bari was held the ceremony of presentation of the Guide and of awards, in the presence of the President of the Province (and Mayor of Gallipoli) Stefano Minerva and the administrators of the Municipalities concerned .

Two award-winning tourist areas of Salento: the Alto Salento Ionian area (with Nardò, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo and Racale) and the Alto Salento Adriatic area (with Melendugno, Otranto and Vernole). In particular, the Ionian Alto Salento district obtains the 6 position in the national ranking; 13 position, instead, for the Upper Salento Adriatic area. Numbers that are worth the regional record and elect Puglia as the 3 place for number of Sails, behind Sardinia and Sicily.
How the sails are assigned. The award recognizes the best tourist locations identified on the basis of environmental requirements and accommodation services. Numerous indicators were taken into consideration, including: land use, landscape degradation and biodiversity, tourism activities, status of coastal areas, mobility, water, waste, sustainability initiatives, typical products, sea, beaches and hinterland.
For Nardò, Sails that also reward archeology, with particular reference to the museum of the "Prehistoric District", consisting of the archaeological and paleontological heritage of the Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano Park and the Museum of Prehistory.

So says Giulia Puglia Tourism Councilor: "This recognition is a great opportunity for the city. We are used to reasoning in virtuous terms in the relationship between the coast and the hinterland, with a sustainable logic and oriented towards forms of experiential tourism. Starting right from the use of an archaeological heritage that continues to be surprising ". Representatives of the Municipality of Nardò attended the presentation ceremony of the Guide held on June 12 in Rome, at Villa Celimontana.