Enjoy a Swim in Venice.

Enjoy a Swim in Venice.
24 July 2016 0 Comment

The last thing you might be thinking as you pack your bag for that dream holiday to Venice, is to grab your swimming goggles and swimsuit and pack those as well? Swimming in Venice; you’ve got to be joking haven’t you! Actually no and if you are visiting this magical city anytime during its long, hot, sticky summer an hour or two in the pool might be just the tonic you need to get over three long lunches and dinners too many and “boy I love these wines of the Veneto darling but can we keep it down to just two bottles this evening” sort of indulgence most of us get up to on holiday.

You might be surprised to discover that in Venice, surrounded by its lagoon, there are two excellent swimming pools with wonderful modern facilities, and each with 25 meter public pools and gyms for a decent workout if you so desire it. One is in Cannaregio, at Sant’Alvise and the other is on the Giudecca at Sacca Fisola, Campo San Gerardo. Both are easily reached by vaporetto and the latter with a complete wall of glass has a wonderful view of the lagoon. Below are the details for both these pools.

A Perfect Traveller Tip: Ask your hotel reception to follow up on your behalf when making an enquiry about these swimming pools and the hours they are open to the public for a general swim rather than having to take a class. Hotel reception is your resource in whatever town you might be staying in so don’t hesitate to get them working for you, their client!

Piscina Comunale Sacca Fisola – Giudecca, San Biagio-Sacca Fisola

Transport – Vaporetto Sacca Fisola

Telephone – 041 528 5430

Open – 9.45am-noon, 1-2.30pm, 7.15-8.45pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri; 3.30-5pm, 6.30-7.15pm Wed; 3.30-6pm Sat; 3-6pm Sun.

Piscina Comunale Sant’Alvise – Cannaregio, 3163 , Villa Groggia

Transport – Take Vaporetto number 41, 42, 51 or 52 to the north end of the Cannaregio district. The pool is a short walk from there.

Telephone – 041 715650

Peter Kilby
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Peter Kilby is an artist, writer, story-teller, journalist and avid traveller who has lived and worked in Italy since 1987. He created Perfect Traveller to bring the world of art and history closer to you. Download the “free” Perfect Traveller app and enjoy the best audio tours available; about Italy today and yesterday. Sign Up to this website and submit your travel stories and become part of the Perfect Traveller community.

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