There are no official nudist beaches in Malta and trying to create a couple could be a recipe for moral turmoil but with an estimated two million nudists across Europe even Catholic Italy is considering passing legislation to make it attractive for holidaying naturists to practise their lifestyle without being hassled by the authorities.
Legislation proposed by a number of members of parliament from different political parties including the ruling coalition, seeks to regulate the sector making it easier for official nudist beaches and camps to be created.
The value of the European naturist tourist market is estimated to be in the range of a couple of million of Euros. With most naturists hailing from central and northern Europe, the favourite summer haunts for nudists are Croatia, Spain and Greece, which are more liberal in their outlook. When presenting the bill to Parliament, Italian MPs insisted that their country was missing out on a potentially lucrative market and stressed that regulating the sector would encourage the creation of official facilities where naturists can go about their holiday away from the prying eyes of perverts.