Swimming pools in Florence

A selection of the city’s cool spots

Elena Gauthier
July 1, 2010

Let’s face it, Florence is hot in the summer and we all need some watery relief from the oppressive humidity. If you can’t make it to the coast, then here’s a list of the city’s pools. We recommend that you call the individual facilities for further information.

 

COSTOLI POOL

Located near the Campo di Marte stadium, this is the largest and, perhaps, most popular public swimming venue in town, with three pools, including an Olympic-sized pool, a medium-sized pool with a diving board, water slides and a paddling pool for kids.

Costoli, viale Paoli, Florence, 055/6236027; 055/6241274. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm; Monday 2pm-6pm. Entrance: 7 euro; reduced 5 euro. How to get there: ATAF buses 10, 17, 20

 

 

NANNINI BELLARIVA

Another great urban aquatic centre is the Nannini Bellariva complex. Located along the Arno, it is open to the public daily from 10am to 6pm. The lush, green grounds are teeming with trees, and grass lawns are great places for sunbathing. With an abundance of lounge chairs poolside, a rooftop terrace restaurant that serves pizza and other fresh summer fare, it boasts an Olympic-size pool, as well as a children's pool area. It is also open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30pm to 11pm for late-night swimmers.

Nannini Bellariva, lungarno Aldo Moro 6, Florence, 055/677521. Entrance: 7 euro; reduced 4 euro. How to get there: ATAF bus 14 

 

LE PAVONIERE

In the city's vast green oasis in Cascine park, Le Pavoniere is by far the city's best pool to dive into-day or night. One of the most charming poolside experiences in the city, adults and children alike can put their water wings to the test in this open-air urban aquatic centre. Le Pavoniere boasts an aquatic gym for the sports-minded, while less serious swimmers can stretch their limbs in the L-shaped basin. Swimming lessons are also offered. It is open daily, from 10am to 7.30pm and nights (entrance from viale degli Olmi) from 7.30pm to 1.30am. For more information and prices, call 055/362233.

Le Pavoniere also features a poolside cocktail bar, restaurant and pizzeria, complete with the latest video equipment. The perfect place to take an evening dip, the varied summer 2010 program of events, which includes DJ sets, live musical performances, fashion shows and art exhibitions, is sure to please the summer urbanite. Open evenings Monday to Wednesday, from 7pm to 2am and Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 3am. Free entrance in the evenings.

Le Pavoniere, via della Catena 2, Cascine park, tel. 055/333979; 055/367506, www.chefuisp.it

 

 

FLOG

Florence's first public swimming pool is situated in the Poggetto area. Usually reserved for members only, it is open to the public in the summer. Keep cool and fit by taking advantage of Aquafitness classes. Swimming lessons are available for adults and children alike, or just rent lounge chairs and relax poolside. Open 10am to 5pm from late May until August 31.

Flog, via Mercati 24/B, (Poggetto) Florence, 055/477978 (fax 055/486953), www.flog.it. Entrance: 7.50 euro; reduced 4.50 euro, 9 euro on Saturdays. How to get there: ATAF bus 4

  

Micropiscina Comunale I.T.I

via dei Caboto

055/410681

Open September-June Mon-Fri 8.30am-11pm, Sat 8.30am-8pm

Open swim and Aquagym Courses

Swimming lessons for all ages, pregnant women, the elderly and disabled

 

Micropiscina Comunale Isolotto Nuoto Club

via B.Bandinelli

055/710479; 055/7398079

Entrance fee: 4.50 euro

Schedules vary, online at: http://www.piscinaisolotto.it/index.php

Swimming courses for all ages, Aquagym, and classes for pregnant women and babies

 

Piscina G. Raspini - Rari Nantes Florentia

Lungarno F. Ferrucci, 24

055/6812141

Mon-Sun 11am-3:30pm, 6-9:15pm

 

Piscina Comunale San Marcellino - Fiorentina Nuoto

via Chiantigiana, 28

055/6530000; 055/6530001

Mon-Sun 8am-3pm,7.15-9.30pm

Entrance fee: 7 euro

 

Piscina Comunale Paganelli

viale Guidoni

055/4379787

Mon-Fri: 7am-9.30pm, Sat: 8.30am-12.30pm, 3-5.30pm

Entrance fee: 6 euro

 

Club Tropos

via Orcagna, 20/A

055/678381; www.troposclub.it

Mon-Sat 7.30am-1pm, 7-9.30pm

 

ZeroUno

via dei Caboto, 30

055/430275; 055/430703

Indoor pool open Mon-Fri 7am-10.30pm, Sat & Sun 9am-7pm

Outdoor pool open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6.30pm

Entrance fee without membership: 15 euro

 

Virgin Active Firenze

via Gen. Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, 11

800/914555

Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat & Sun 9am-8pm. Members only.

 

Hidron Wellness Centre

via di Gramignano - Campi Bisenzio

055/892500; www.hidron.it

Mon/Wed/Fri 8.15am-10.30pm, Tue/Thu 7.15am-10.30pm, Sat/Sun 9am-8pm

 

Klab Marignolle

via Ferrone, 5 - Florence

055/291886; www.klab.it

Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Members only.

 

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