Ecological, suitable for four legs, accessible for the disabled and also temples for sports and lifestyle. Emilia-Romagna’s bathing establishments, from Comacchio to Cattolica, offer services and entertainment for all tastes and all ages. From traditional beach volleyball to beach teqball, from canoeing to hydrobike. And also boat trips in the morning and at night, spa and massages, snacks with your feet in the sand and concerts in the morning. Password accessibility for everyone.
Sustainability in bathrooms, explains Apt, is not a façade: in addition to the commitment to keep beaches and waters clean, there are green spaces, solar panels, energy-saving lighting, selective waste collection and the no to the distribution of disposable plastic. and smoke on the coast. For example, about forty ecological beaches adhere to the “Ecospiagge per tutti” project, focused on ecological education, water saving, waste separation. And ecofrienldy is Rimini’s marine park with lots of greenery, bike and pedestrian lanes, dunes, Adriatic vegetation, sea forests and a seven-kilometer outdoor gym. Alongside green philosophy, another very important issue is accessibility for all. Thus, in the Lido degli Scacchi of Comacchio, in the province of Ferrara, is the first campsite for the blind or visually impaired. While in Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata you can find the “Lifeguard as a friend” which offers a free physiotherapist for people with disabilities and the multi-traction chair that allows you to move in the sand with agility and reach the water.
Also in Rimini, several establishments offer beach wheelchairs, while for the blind and visually impaired there are tactile floors, cross walkways and a braille map of the establishment. There are also raised beds to make your stay easier. A lot of attention is also paid to autism-friendly services, with the “Autism friendly beach” project, a social network that offers families the opportunity to live their holidays in peace. In Gatteo Mare, in the province of Forlì-Cesena, qualified monitors accompany, help and support people with disabilities in the water.
How ‘Lifeguard as a Friend’ works
Lin Cooperativa Bagnini di Cervia has been equipping its 9 kilometers of coastline for 17 years, from Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata, with all the essential equipment for people with disabilities and makes it available to working physiotherapists in collaboration with the Physioequipe rehabilitation center in Cervia, led by Maurizio Merloni. The cost of the service is entirely borne by the Cooperative and is therefore free for both the tourist who requests it and the bathing establishment that provides it. The service is much appreciated: many spontaneous messages of gratitude arrive at the offices of the Cooperative of Satisfied Tourists and their families.
Beaches that accept pets for 4-legged friends
Therefore, the bathing establishments are green, accessible and more and more pets are allowed: from the beaches of Ferrara to the Lido degli Estensi; from Comacchio with agility courses, a dog-loving expert and a private bathing lake, to Ravenna, with a wide range of services and strictly pet-friendly spaces, both on the free and equipped beach. In Cervia there are seven dog-friendly areas and in Rimini more than half of the bathing establishments now house animals with bowls, mats and mats, dedicated beds, low-fat, sugar-free ice cream for food distribution under the umbrella. hairdressing and dedication. showers.
Sports on the beach, but also yoga and culture
The beaches of La Romagna are also getting smarter: in addition to the 110 kilometers of coastline covered by free Wi-Fi, there are dozens of platforms for booking beach services online, from parasols to lunch. . And of course, they are perfect for athletes of all kinds: in fact, you can practice all sea sports and a wide range of “land”. From Nordic walking to speedminton, halfway between badminton, squash and tennis; from touch tennis to the table that combines foot volleyball, football and ping-pong. Not to mention the metabolic walk, between dancing, walking and boxing. In the water here is the seaplane to glide over the sea, the most traditional water bikes or canoes. And again up and down in Romania you can vary between surfing, sup, windsurfing and wing surfing classes.
In Bellaria-Igea Marina there is the “Skate and surf film festival”, a showcase of the most interesting previews of films about skateboarding and surfing of international and self-produced talent. In the bathrooms you can also experience Parasailing, parasailing pulled by a motor boat, kitesurfing, fly-fish, flying banana, and the flyboard to fly over the water and do stunts with a jet underfoot. The Riviera also offers many diving and exploring sites, the Boabay, Rimini’s floating water park, as well as mini motor boat cruises or the opportunity to fish on the high seas.
And for yoga lovers, in addition to the various initiatives of the establishments, at the end of August the Yamm Festival is held in Milano Marittima and Cervia; while in the cultural field it ranges from exhibitions, literary and philosophical encounters. With many readings on the beach with your feet in the water, workshops and entertainment for children. The Kissing zone was born in San Mauro Mare with a “social obligation” to kiss and take selfies.