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.
Aqvi Blu – Sheraton Roma
Viale del Pattinaggio, 100 (Marconi/Eur)
Vibe: Laid-back luxury
Day Price: Mon-Fri €20, weekends and holidays €35. after 15pm -30%.
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 longue, seats, and access to WiFi to stay connected poolside. Relax by the water 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.
Rome Cavalieri – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101 (Monte Mario)
Vibe: 5-star hotel
Day Price including pools and spa access: Mon-Fri €50, children 6-11 years €25, Sat-Sun €95, children 6-11 years €47.50. Fees include outdoor pools, use of sun lounger, one towel.
Indoor pool hours: 7am- 10pm
Outdoor pools’ hours: 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 is designed for children, are served by the casual pool bar and offer stunning views of Rome 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.
Boscolo Exedra Roma
Piazza della Repubblica, 47 (Centro Storico)
Vibe: 5-star hotel
Day Price: €45
Mon-Sun 10am – 6pm
Circling piazza Repubblica 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
Via G. Frescobaldi, 5 (Villa Borghese)
Vibe: Luxury Hotel & Spa
Day Price: Mon-Fri €40 (Sat-Sun €80)
Open July: Mon-Sun, 9am-7pm
August: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm
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
Via Filippo Turati, 171 (Termini)
Vibe: Luxury Hotel
Day Price: Mon-Fri €65; Fri-Sun €90
Perfectly located in the centre, 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
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
Viale America, 20 (Eur)
Vibe: Sports Club
Day Price: €12-16
Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-8pm
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.
Rome Marriott Park Hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala, 54 (Magliana)
Price: €15 Euros half-day, €20 full day
While out of town a bit, this haven is worth the journey and will prove to be a rewarding bargain when you arrive. Enjoy a cooling dip before a dose of poolside dolce far niente, an icy, pistachio granita and a lazy Italian lunch. This is a spot to kick back with a book and hide in the shade of an umbrella away from city stressors.
Via Portuense, 2178/a (Fiumicino)
Day Price: Mon-Fri €45; Sat-Sun €50 (includes sauna, steam bath, pool, and access to the “regenerating waterfall” and relaxation rooms)
Sun-Thurs, 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-12am
This ultra-modern wellness farm and hotel puts an innovative spin on the day spa experience, offering unconventional facilities and treatments that include things like hydro-massage sensory pools, Japanese baths and waterfall rooms. The complex’s surroundings nicely contrast with its modernity: set in an archaeological park near Fiumicino airport, these nouveau Roman baths will give you a last taste of antiquity before you fly home.
Via Flaminia, 158 (Flaminia)
Vibe: Sporty casual
Day Price: Mon-Fri €15, Sat-Sun €25
Mon-Fri, 7am-9.30pm; Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 8am-8pm
An athletic pool with lanes, this spot is great for those with a more active approach to swimming. Nonetheless, the poolside, lined with chaise lounges, has plenty of space reserved for relaxation. Workout classes are offered as well and include things like acquagym and hydrobiking.
Via di Pietralata, 135 (Tiburtina)
Vibe: Sporty casual
Day Price: €7.50-€10.50
Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun, 9.30am-7.30pm
An oasis where the city-dweller can enjoy outdoor athletics with no limits, Club Lancini includes many sporting facilities but has a pool at its centre that caters to the downtime required in scorching summer months. The complex goes for a country club vibe within an urban environment, a rare find at such a good price in Rome.
Via della Marcigliana, 597 (Prati)
Vibe: Very relaxed
Day Price: Mon-Fri €7-10, Sat-Sun, €10-14
The Circolo Valentini is a sporting centre with an outdoor pool on the more casual, low-scale side. The complex has all you really need however and at a reasonable price. There is even a patio restaurant open everyday where light lunch can be had out of the sun’s glare.