Rome Outdoor Pool Guide

The Best Swimming Pools in Rome

Summer is here. And it’s scorching. While many Romans are escaping the city and heading to the beach, we’re here to offer wonderful ways of basking under the Roman sun! Pool season in Rome begins in May and ends by October 1st. Often hidden, but never far from the beaten track, these locations range from sporty to luxurious and can transform an exhausting afternoon into a refreshing oasis in the Eternal City. Whether you’re looking for a budget dip or a day of pampering, there is something for anyone looking to stay cool.


Rome Cavalieri – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

rome cavalieri outdoor pool

Via Alberto Cadlolo 101 (Monte Mario)
Vibe: 5-star hotel
Day Price: Mon-Fri €45 (Sat, Sun €85)
Mon-Sun 8am – 8pm

Atop the highest hilltop of the Eternal City, the Rome Cavalieri offers a paradise of relaxation in a lush 15-acre private Mediterranean parkland. The three outdoor pools, of which one designed for children, are served by the casual pool bar and offer stunning Rome views as a backdrop. Let the sunshine gently soothe your soul while relaxing in the exclusive Rome Cavalieri Cabana: a peaceful haven where you will be pampered with refreshments and amenities available throughout the day.

Aqvi Blu – Sheraton Roma

Viale del Pattinaggio, 100 (Marconi/Eur)
Day Price: Mon-Fri €20, Weekends and holidays €25
Mon-Sun: 9.30am-8.30pm (9.30am-7.30 in September)

Want a luxury experience that’s affordable and easy to access? Then the Aqvi Blu pool at Sheraton Roma is the place to go. Take the speedy metro to the Marconi stop, where for a very reasonable price you get not only entry into the pool but also your own umbrella, chaise lounge, seats, and access to wifi to stay connected by the poolside. Relax by the pool with a drink in hand and get away from it all. With the many specials available, such as entry to the pool with brunch for just 40 euro, you’ll get the royal treatment without the royal price-tag.

Boscolo Exedra Roma

rome outdoor pool guide

Piazza della Repubblica, 47 (Centro Storico)
Vibe: 5-star hotel
Day Price: €45
Mon-Sun 10am – 6pm

Circling piazza Repubblica’s gorgeous fountain, Exedra Roma is a 5-star hotel you’ve probably walked by a million times. The outdoor pool is located on the terrace, and is complemented by panoramic views of the historic centre. Hide away in the cozy lounge area for a meal, or enjoy poolside service with a view. An afternoon at the Exedra is not as inaccessible as you might have thought!

Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

parco dei principi swimming pool

Via G. Frescobaldi, 5 (Villa Borghese)
Vibe: Luxury Hotel & Spa
Day Price: Mon-Fri €40 (Sat,Sun €80)
Mon-Sun 9am – 7pm

Posh, private, and perfect for a Great Gatsby-style party, this large pool is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a spacious area for sunbathing. Comfortable gazebos, chaise longue and umbrellas provide the perfect space to unwind and enjoy a fruity cocktail or light meal.

Radisson Blu Es. Hotel

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Via Filippo Turati, 171 (Termini)
Vibe: Luxury Hotel
Day Price: Mon-Thu €45 (Fri, Sat, Sun €60)
Mon-Sun 9am-6pm

Perfectly located in the center, this sleek rooftop pool makes you feel far away from the bustle of Termini. A great medium between location and price, this pool is convenient, beautiful, and one of the popular spots in the city for a drink, poolside snacks and a cooling dip.

Grand Hotel Gianicolo

rome outdoor pool guide

Via delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107 (Gianicolo)
Vibe: Luxury Hotel
Day Price: €25 (weekends €35)
Mon-Sun 9am – 7pm

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the pool is set in a spectacular atmosphere perfect for a getaway. During the day, cool off in the pool, or watch the sun set over Gianicolo hill overlooking Trastevere. At a mid-range price, this is a great place to have a wet lunch with friends or a drink after a hot day’s commute.

The Club Piscina Delle Rose

rome outdoor pool guide

Viale America, 20 (Eur)
Vibe: Sports Club
Day Price: €12-16
Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun 9am – 7pm

For those who want to go for a real swim, the Olympic sized outdoor pool is sure to satisfy your needs in this sports club. Why not combine a workout with a relaxing day under the sun? A more family-friendly environment, and easily accessible with the Metro B line, Piscina Delle Rose is a bang for your buck.

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Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Melody has a background in behavioural neuroscience and works in online advertising. Since 2014, Rome has been a pivot for her inspiration and travels.

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