Soaking up Florence
Get 1 year from 27.50 €

Digital and paper subscriptions available worldwide

Subscribe now

Soaking up Florence

Wed 26 Jul 2017 11:17 AM

Beach time is practically a tenet in the sacred rites of Tuscan summer. But what if you can’t escape to the coast—or you have young children and the beach is more of a hassle than a haven?

Klab Marignolle pools offer a splashy, family-friendly summer space in the southwestern hills above the city (Galluzzo-Soffiano area). The three pools—a 10,000 square meter summer oasis the largest of its kind in Florence—are far enough from the heat and activity of the historic center for a true getaway, yet easy to reach in a matter of minutes.

New and noteworthy this year is the introduction of a kids and family area: when the little ones get water-weary, games, activities and equipment in the green play grounds will beckon and keep them busy.

But adults also have plenty of alternatives to swimming and poolside lounging. Break a sweat or de-stress with beach-style games: wander over to the Wellness & Fun section, where ping-pong, hockey, table football and entertainment options will keep you occupied.

And if you find yourself in that gray area between finishing work and fleeing for summer ferie, free WiFi is available throughout the complex—wrap up any unfinished business, then turn on that Out of Office email and kick back in the Jacuzzi or the Tranquility corner, a space set up for 360-degree relaxation.

Customers also have access to Aquafitness courses, changing rooms, showers and parking: you don’t need to be a full-time member, but can simply make it a day escape.

Jump in to summer at Klab Marignolle.


Klab Marignolle Pools

Via del Ferrone 5, Florence
Tel. 055.7184300 or 0557184311

Related articles


Estate Fiorentina 2022: summer event series

The city’s summer programme sees four months of fabulous activities, taking us through from June 1 to September 30, with 15 festivals, 137 projects, 118 widespread events, 3 special projects and 14 summer spaces.


“Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my!” – Cracking Art at Barberino Designer Outlet

Barberino Designer Outlet displays 100 giant colourful animals in an open-air exhibition by Cracking Art, on display from July 12 to September 25.


Boboli Gardens reopens Porta Romana and Forte Belvedere entrances from July 5

Entrances reopen, with free entry for residents of Florence.