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.

Le Pavoniere, Le Cascine | Ph. Rachael Harper Le Pavoniere, Le Cascine | Ph. Rachael Harper






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




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.





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




Piscina G. Raspini

Rari Nantes Florentia


Virgin Active Firenze


Klab Marignolle

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