Where to go swimming in Florence

The pick of the pools

Editorial Staff
July 14, 2016 - 17:37

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. Call the individual facilities for further information.

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POOLS OPEN TO ALL

 

 

Costoli

Located near the Campo di Marte stadium, this is the largest and one of the most popular public swimming venues 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.

 

Viale Paoli, Florence, 055/6236027; 055/6241274 - Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; Mon 2pm-6pm.  7 euro; reduced 5 euro

 

 

Nannini Bellariva

Located along the Arno, Nannini Bellariva has grassy lawns for sun worshipping and there’s an abundance of lounge chairs poolside, as well as a rooftop terrace restaurant. It boasts an Olympic-sized pool and a children's pool area.

 

Lungarno Aldo Moro 6, Florence, 055/677521 - Open daily 8am-10pm

7 euro; reduced 4 euro

 

 

Le Pavoniere

In the vast green oasis of Cascine park, Le Pavoniere is by far the city’s most popular pool to dive into. Le Pavoniere has a vibrant poolside cocktail bar, restaurant and pizzeria, which goes under the name of Magnificenza.

 

Via della Catena 2, Florence, 334/5210999 - Open daily 10am-7:30pm

7 euro; reduced 5 euro

 

 

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. Swimming lessons are available for adults and children alike, or just rent lounge chairs and relax poolside.

 

Via Mercati 24/B, Florence, 055/477978

Open daily 10am-7pm

7.50 euro; reduced 4.50 euro, 9 euro on Saturdays.

 

 

HOTEL POOLS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Villa San Michele

Via Doccia, 4, Fiesole, 055/5678200

65 euro, reservations required

 

Italiana Hotels Firenze Sud

Viale Europa 205, Florence, 055/6533316

18 euro full day, 12 euro half day Mon-Fri; 22 euro (16 euro)  weekends

 

Villa Le Rondini

Via Bolognese Vecchia 224, Florence, 055/400081

18 euro Mon-Fri, 22 euro weekends; booking not required

 

Villa Il Salviatino

Via del Salviatino 21, Fiesole, 055/9041111

80 euro, booking advisable

 

 

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