Letter: Adriatic bathing still pure delight

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Sir: I, like Mrs Bertram of Cambridge (letter, 16 October), was born and brought up in Trieste, Italy - unlike Mrs Bertram, I and my family still go there every summer to enjoy good healthy swimming.

The bacterial content of the sea water is measured eyery day, published in the local paper and announced on the local radio - no one as far as I know has ever become ill after swimming in the Gulf of Trieste.

In the northern part of the Adriatic the sea is clean and healthy and it supports a lot of sea life.

In Trieste we have a WWF marine reserve. Grado, only a few miles away, which has the record of the cleanest sea in Italy.