Bari Sardo, destination for

the ecotourist in Sardinia

Your sustainable journey in Ogliastra.

Sustainable tourism is not a choice but a duty. It is the knowledge that an area is all the more wonderful, the more unspoilt and respected it is. The cleanliness of the water, the purity of the air and soil, as well as the absence of noise and light pollution are unique aspects of these places, a true prerequisite for an eco-friendly trip.
It means letting our children swim in pristine, carefree waters. It means taking a bike ride while breathing in healthy, purifying air. It means eating food from uncontaminated soil. It means looking at a sky at night that has never been seen because it is free of light disturbances and being dazzled by it.
Beauty is made of simplicity, and here in Ogliastra, this is well understood. Slow rhythms, genuine products and an ancient relationship with the land have created a singular alchemy that can be found in few other areas on the planet, known as Blue Zones, which identify the highest rate of over-centenarians in the world. One would think that the elixir of life and respect for our surroundings are profoundly connected.

What is the Blue Flag?

The Blue Flag is an international award given by the FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education, a non-governmental, non-profit organisation recognised by UNESCO as a world leader in environmental education that rewards, in accordance with the UN, the efforts of seaside resorts in terms of environmental protection.
To be awarded the Blue Flag means embarking on a path to protect the coastline through compliance with a long series of strict requirements, subject to unannounced checks and inspections, which are divided into four macro-areas.
Water quality: no urban or industrial wastewater discharges may affect the beach area. The waters, monitored by institutional bodies such as the regional ARPA, must comply with the physical, chemical and microbiological parameters dictated by the Blue Flag.

Environmental education and information: this concerns environmental education activities promoted to bathers, who must be informed about the ecosystems present in the coastline, natural elements and sites of cultural interest.
Environmental management: it is necessary to promote actions to guarantee and preserve the marine ecosystem and monitor habitats such as coral reefs and Posidonia. Daily beach cleaning operations are a must, as well as the presence of recycling bins.
Services and safety: free access to the beach must be guaranteed and there must be rescue, first aid and disabled access facilities. In the event of pollution or environmental risk, an emergency plan must be in place that can be implemented immediately.

What are Legambiente Sails?

The four Sails of Legambiente are yet another banner that the beaches of Bari Sardo have recently obtained.
The Sails are a renowned award that the Legambiente Blue Guide and the Italian Touring Club assign to those tourist resorts that stand out the most for their environmental quality and demonstrated responsibility in safeguarding it, in order to become a useful orientation tool for the most demanding eco-tourists.
This award takes into consideration various aspects: from the state of conservation of natural areas to the quality and reception of accommodation facilities, and thus the tourist sustainability of the location.

Other parameters are the quality of the water and the possibility of free access to the beaches, the presence of attractive seabeds for divers, and the presence of services for bathers.
The presence of sites of high cultural interest and actions aimed at environmental protection and awareness are also rewarded.

What is the Green Flag?

Cea beach was awarded the Green Flag in 2021, making it one of Italy’s best child-friendly beaches.
If you were looking for a suitable place to spend your holiday in Sardinia with children in tow, you now know that Bari Sardo is one of them.
The Green Flag was created in 2008 following research carried out by Professor Italo Farnetani. This annual survey involves paediatricians from all over the boot and seeks to be a choice tool for families who want to spend a holiday with their children in total safety and health.

Several parameters are taken into consideration. From shallow water that does not immediately become high to the presence of sand, while the excellent condition of the sea and the cleanliness of the beach must be certified by the relevant bodies.
Other factors are the distance between the umbrellas, so that the child can play freely, then the presence of beach attendants. Finally, fun refreshment facilities or the possibility of sports for parents as well, in order to have an environment that is both safe and stimulating.

What is the Blue Zone?

The Blue Zone is a concept born around the 2000s from a demographic analysis carried out first in Sardinia and then in the rest of the world by researchers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulaino.
This study, reported in their work Journal of Experimental Gerontology, identifies Sardinia, and more specifically Ogliastra, as one of the five areas with the highest concentration of over-centenarians in the world. These areas, defined as ‘blue’ in reference to the colour of the line used to circumscribe them on the map, include the regions of Okinawa in Japan, Loma Linda in California, Nicoya in Costa Rica and Icaria in Greece.
The most surprising aspect of this study is summarised in a series of habits common to the inhabitants of these areas that would influence no less than genetics to guarantee the secret of long life.

We can summarise them as follows: living in natural spaces that force constant movement. Have a clear purpose for each day. Carve out daily breaks such as prayer or socialising. Eat healthy meat in small quantities, favouring a vegetarian diet, especially pulses. Do not fill up until you are completely full. Drink one or two glasses of wine a day, possibly with friends. Give importance to affection and cultivate social relationships in an active manner.
These aspects can clearly be traced back to those of peasant societies. Slowness, strong social relationships based on recurrences cadenced by nature, healthy and genuine food are all values that are still preserved in our parts. Come and rediscover them.

Bari Sardo, destination for the ecotourist in Sardinia

Your sustainable journey in Ogliastra.

Sustainable tourism is not a choice but a duty. It is the knowledge that an area is all the more wonderful, the more unspoilt and respected it is. The cleanliness of the water, the purity of the air and soil, as well as the absence of noise and light pollution are unique aspects of these places, a true prerequisite for an eco-friendly trip.
It means letting our children swim in pristine, carefree waters. It means taking a bike ride while breathing in healthy, purifying air. It means eating food from uncontaminated soil. It means looking at a sky at night that has never been seen because it is free of light disturbances and being dazzled by it.
Beauty is made of simplicity, and here in Ogliastra, this is well understood. Slow rhythms, genuine products and an ancient relationship with the land have created a singular alchemy that can be found in few other areas on the planet, known as Blue Zones, which identify the highest rate of over-centenarians in the world. One would think that the elixir of life and respect for our surroundings are profoundly connected.

What is the Blue Flag?

The Blue Flag is an international award given by the FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education, a non-governmental, non-profit organisation recognised by UNESCO as a world leader in environmental education that rewards, in accordance with the UN, the efforts of seaside resorts in terms of environmental protection.
To be awarded the Blue Flag means embarking on a path to protect the coastline through compliance with a long series of strict requirements, subject to unannounced checks and inspections, which are divided into four macro-areas.
Water quality: no urban or industrial wastewater discharges may affect the beach area. The waters, monitored by institutional bodies such as the regional ARPA, must comply with the physical, chemical and microbiological parameters dictated by the Blue Flag.

Environmental education and information: this concerns environmental education activities promoted to bathers, who must be informed about the ecosystems present in the coastline, natural elements and sites of cultural interest.
Environmental management: it is necessary to promote actions to guarantee and preserve the marine ecosystem and monitor habitats such as coral reefs and Posidonia. Daily beach cleaning operations are a must, as well as the presence of recycling bins.
Services and safety: free access to the beach must be guaranteed and there must be rescue, first aid and disabled access facilities. In the event of pollution or environmental risk, an emergency plan must be in place that can be implemented immediately.

What are Legambiente Sails?

The four Sails of Legambiente are yet another banner that the beaches of Bari Sardo have recently obtained.
The Sails are a renowned award that the Legambiente Blue Guide and the Italian Touring Club assign to those tourist resorts that stand out the most for their environmental quality and demonstrated responsibility in safeguarding it, in order to become a useful orientation tool for the most demanding eco-tourists.
This award takes into consideration various aspects: from the state of conservation of natural areas to the quality and reception of accommodation facilities, and thus the tourist sustainability of the location.

Other parameters are the quality of the water and the possibility of free access to the beaches, the presence of attractive seabeds for divers, and the presence of services for bathers.
The presence of sites of high cultural interest and actions aimed at environmental protection and awareness are also rewarded.

What is the Green Flag?

Cea beach was awarded the Green Flag in 2021, making it one of Italy’s best child-friendly beaches.
If you were looking for a suitable place to spend your holiday in Sardinia with children in tow, you now know that Bari Sardo is one of them.
The Green Flag was created in 2008 following research carried out by Professor Italo Farnetani. This annual survey involves paediatricians from all over the boot and seeks to be a choice tool for families who want to spend a holiday with their children in total safety and health.

Several parameters are taken into consideration. From shallow water that does not immediately become high to the presence of sand, while the excellent condition of the sea and the cleanliness of the beach must be certified by the relevant bodies.
Other factors are the distance between the umbrellas, so that the child can play freely, then the presence of beach attendants. Finally, fun refreshment facilities or the possibility of sports for parents as well, in order to have an environment that is both safe and stimulating.

What is the Blue Zone?

The Blue Zone is a concept born around the 2000s from a demographic analysis carried out first in Sardinia and then in the rest of the world by researchers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulaino.
This study, reported in their work Journal of Experimental Gerontology, identifies Sardinia, and more specifically Ogliastra, as one of the five areas with the highest concentration of over-centenarians in the world. These areas, defined as ‘blue’ in reference to the colour of the line used to circumscribe them on the map, include the regions of Okinawa in Japan, Loma Linda in California, Nicoya in Costa Rica and Icaria in Greece.
The most surprising aspect of this study is summarised in a series of habits common to the inhabitants of these areas that would influence no less than genetics to guarantee the secret of long life.

We can summarise them as follows: living in natural spaces that force constant movement. Have a clear purpose for each day. Carve out daily breaks such as prayer or socialising. Eat healthy meat in small quantities, favouring a vegetarian diet, especially pulses. Do not fill up until you are completely full. Drink one or two glasses of wine a day, possibly with friends. Give importance to affection and cultivate social relationships in an active manner.
These aspects can clearly be traced back to those of peasant societies. Slowness, strong social relationships based on recurrences cadenced by nature, healthy and genuine food are all values that are still preserved in our parts. Come and rediscover them.

Bari Sardo, destination for the ecotourist in Sardinia

Your sustainable journey in Ogliastra.

Sustainable tourism is not a choice but a duty. It is the knowledge that an area is all the more wonderful, the more unspoilt and respected it is. The cleanliness of the water, the purity of the air and soil, as well as the absence of noise and light pollution are unique aspects of these places, a true prerequisite for an eco-friendly trip.
It means letting our children swim in pristine, carefree waters. It means taking a bike ride while breathing in healthy, purifying air. It means eating food from uncontaminated soil. It means looking at a sky at night that has never been seen because it is free of light disturbances and being dazzled by it.
Beauty is made of simplicity, and here in Ogliastra, this is well understood. Slow rhythms, genuine products and an ancient relationship with the land have created a singular alchemy that can be found in few other areas on the planet, known as Blue Zones, which identify the highest rate of over-centenarians in the world. One would think that the elixir of life and respect for our surroundings are profoundly connected.

What is the Blue Flag?

The Blue Flag is an international award given by the FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education, a non-governmental, non-profit organisation recognised by UNESCO as a world leader in environmental education that rewards, in accordance with the UN, the efforts of seaside resorts in terms of environmental protection.
To be awarded the Blue Flag means embarking on a path to protect the coastline through compliance with a long series of strict requirements, subject to unannounced checks and inspections, which are divided into four macro-areas.
Water quality: no urban or industrial wastewater discharges may affect the beach area. The waters, monitored by institutional bodies such as the regional ARPA, must comply with the physical, chemical and microbiological parameters dictated by the Blue Flag.

Environmental education and information: this concerns environmental education activities promoted to bathers, who must be informed about the ecosystems present in the coastline, natural elements and sites of cultural interest.
Environmental management: it is necessary to promote actions to guarantee and preserve the marine ecosystem and monitor habitats such as coral reefs and Posidonia. Daily beach cleaning operations are a must, as well as the presence of recycling bins.
Services and safety: free access to the beach must be guaranteed and there must be rescue, first aid and disabled access facilities. In the event of pollution or environmental risk, an emergency plan must be in place that can be implemented immediately.

What are Legambiente Sails?

The four Sails of Legambiente are yet another banner that the beaches of Bari Sardo have recently obtained.
The Sails are a renowned award that the Legambiente Blue Guide and the Italian Touring Club assign to those tourist resorts that stand out the most for their environmental quality and demonstrated responsibility in safeguarding it, in order to become a useful orientation tool for the most demanding eco-tourists.
This award takes into consideration various aspects: from the state of conservation of natural areas to the quality and reception of accommodation facilities, and thus the tourist sustainability of the location.

Other parameters are the quality of the water and the possibility of free access to the beaches, the presence of attractive seabeds for divers, and the presence of services for bathers.
The presence of sites of high cultural interest and actions aimed at environmental protection and awareness are also rewarded.

What is the Green Flag?

Cea beach was awarded the Green Flag in 2021, making it one of Italy’s best child-friendly beaches.
If you were looking for a suitable place to spend your holiday in Sardinia with children in tow, you now know that Bari Sardo is one of them.
The Green Flag was created in 2008 following research carried out by Professor Italo Farnetani. This annual survey involves paediatricians from all over the boot and seeks to be a choice tool for families who want to spend a holiday with their children in total safety and health.

Several parameters are taken into consideration. From shallow water that does not immediately become high to the presence of sand, while the excellent condition of the sea and the cleanliness of the beach must be certified by the relevant bodies.
Other factors are the distance between the umbrellas, so that the child can play freely, then the presence of beach attendants. Finally, fun refreshment facilities or the possibility of sports for parents as well, in order to have an environment that is both safe and stimulating.

What is the Blue Zone?

The Blue Zone is a concept born around the 2000s from a demographic analysis carried out first in Sardinia and then in the rest of the world by researchers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulaino.
This study, reported in their work Journal of Experimental Gerontology, identifies Sardinia, and more specifically Ogliastra, as one of the five areas with the highest concentration of over-centenarians in the world. These areas, defined as ‘blue’ in reference to the colour of the line used to circumscribe them on the map, include the regions of Okinawa in Japan, Loma Linda in California, Nicoya in Costa Rica and Icaria in Greece.
The most surprising aspect of this study is summarised in a series of habits common to the inhabitants of these areas that would influence no less than genetics to guarantee the secret of long life.

We can summarise them as follows: living in natural spaces that force constant movement. Have a clear purpose for each day. Carve out daily breaks such as prayer or socialising. Eat healthy meat in small quantities, favouring a vegetarian diet, especially pulses. Do not fill up until you are completely full. Drink one or two glasses of wine a day, possibly with friends. Give importance to affection and cultivate social relationships in an active manner.
These aspects can clearly be traced back to those of peasant societies. Slowness, strong social relationships based on recurrences cadenced by nature, healthy and genuine food are all values that are still preserved in our parts. Come and rediscover them.

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