Even though Italy’s shoreline is public property, more than half is managed through private beach concessions. According to figures from the environment association Legambiente, the number of private beach establishments has doubled over the past two decades to 12,166. The number of private beach establishments, such as those in Ostia, has doubled over the past two decades to 12,166. “There are few free beaches in or near Naples, and in the wider Campania region just 20% are free. In Rimini, a city in Emilia-Romagna, and in Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany there are virtually no free beaches.
Source: The Guardian July 02, 2022 07:21 UTC