Protected Sea Area


The amazing open-water yearly swimming event will take place in the Italian region of Liguria, one of the richest in history and maritime culture.

This region is characterized by clear water and rocky coast; it also offers visitors its stunning views and a chance of enjoying marine and land outdoor activities.

SWIMTHEISLAND, one of the most exciting swimming events in Europe, will develop along a stretch of coast which is really interesting from a naturalistic point of view: the Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, where you can find a priceless heritage made of underwater caves and such spectacular diving points as the “Canalone”, the “Pifferaio” (piper), the Marine Cave of “Punta Predani”.

In the surrounding area you can discover picturesque villages overlooking the sea, characterized by the charm of their history and their seafaring tradition. During the event, you will be able to stay overnight in one of the nearby villages, thanks to special agreements for the event’s participants.

You can choose among the maritime town of Spotorno or Bergeggi (located in front of the namesake wonderful island, on the top of a promontory), and Noli, a medieval village that is part of “I Borghi più Belli d’Italia” (The Most Beautiful Italian Villages) !