While Rome is chiefly equated with its sightseeing platform, overpowering by the plethora of historical and archeological sites, monumental architectural jewels and extravagant shopping opportunities, as well as it stands out as a den of temptations for sophisticated gourmets, the capital of Italy also makes room for other types of activities, such as swimming.

In order to keep fit, to relax, or even to take swimming lessons, holidaymakers of Rome can turn to the several splendidly endowed swimming pools of the city or to the sports and wellness centers fitted with pools. In addition, daytrips to the nearby beach resorts, such as Lido di Ostia, Anzio or Nettuno, can be taken into account by tourists who want to plunge in the sea.

Piscina delle Rose

Piscina delle Rose was built in 1960, on the occasion of Rome’s hosting the Olympic Games. It was recently restored and turned into one of the first hand sports and wellness center of the capital. The complex is located in the Central Park of Rome. The pool is where clients can either swim freely, or where they can take swimming, canoe, aqua-gym and hydro-bike lessons, but its availability is limited only to the summer season.

Clients who really want to push their limits can also visit the fitness area of Piscina delle Rose, whereas those who want to complement their time spent in the pool with relaxing moments can visit the beauty and care center of the complex or, why not, explore the tempting offers of the cafe, lounge and restaurant of Piscina delle Rose.

Name:
Piscina delle Rose
Address:
20, Viale America, 00144, Rome, Italy
Telephone:
0039 06 5422033
Website:
www.piscinadellerose.it

Roman Sports Center

Roughly speaking, the Roman Sports Center has everything one might need or search if particularly interested in their fitness. From swimming, jogging and even boxing to hata yoga, roughly everything one might need in order to keep fit can be found at the Roman Sports Center. The center is located at two addresses in Rome, at Villa Borghse and in Largo Somalia, each of the headquarters being laid out with pools where all sorts of water activities can be carried out: aqua-fitness, hydro-massage, as well as swimming lessons (swimming lessons for 3 years olds are also available).

Name:
Roman Sports Center
Address 1:
Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy
Address 2:
Largo Somalia, Rome, Italy
Telephone:
0039 06 3201667 / 0039 06 86212411
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.romansportcenter.com

Beaches nearby Rome

Of course, diversifying a stay in Rome with daytrips to the nearby attractions is a pursuit to take into account by holidaymakers of the capital. Visiting the beach towns on the Tyrrhenian coast is at hand for tourists who want to take a plunge in the sea and feel the sand under their feet, a thrill no artificially designed pool in Rome can provide.

Lido di Ostia seems to be the most popular with tourists who spend their vacation in Rome. Located only some 30 kilometers west of the capital, just south of Fiumicino Airport, Ostia can be easily reached by train, by tram or by bus.

Anzio is also located on the Tyrrhenian coast, southwest of Rome, just like the neighboring Nettuno. Civitavecchia, dubbed the Port of Rome, is also a destination where swimming counts as an excellent leisure idea to act on. Santa Marinella is a further alternative in this respect.

Rome, Italy

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