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 usually 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
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101 (Monte Mario)
Vibe: 5-star hotel
Day Price (July – September): Mon – Fri Adults €80, Children 6-11 years €40; Sat – Sun & Bank Holidays Adults €150, Children 6-11 years €75
Fees include outdoor pools, use of sun lounger, one towel
Outdoor pools hours: Daily 8am – 7pm
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.
Borgo Pallavicini Mori
Via Tiberina, 571
Vibe: Laid-back luxury
Day Price: Mon-Fri €80, Weekends €95, Children under 12 €60 (including sunbed and umbrella, light lunch with water and prosecco)
Opening hours: 11am-7pm
Escape the hectic city and uncover the tranquil oasis of Borgo Pallavicini Mori’s pool. Tucked away in the countryside, and just a short 20-minute journey from the city center, this serene haven offers a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere, providing the ideal respite from the bustling urban life. Relax by the water’s edge, savor a refreshing drink, and feel your worries fade away or immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding gardens while treating your taste buds to delectable local specialties for lunch. Experience a true getaway.
A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel
Via Giorgio Zoega, 59 (Gianicolense)
Daily price: €35 (Mon-Fri), €50 (Sat-Sun)
Opening Times: daily 9am-7pm
Enjoy the pool, with ionized seawater, nestled in the beautiful park of this urban resort not far from the Vatican. Included in the spa admission, along with access to the pool, you will have access to a relaxation area equipped with comfortable wooden chaise lounges, a wellness corner buffet with herbal teas, flavored water, fruit/biscuits, and the fitness center.
Aleph Rome Hotel
Via di San Basilio, 15 (Via Veneto)
Daily price: Mon-Fri €90; Sat – Sun €110 (Includes one drink, a dish from the menu, towels)
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm
To take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city without moving too far from the centre, the rooftop pool at the Aleph Rome Hotel is just right for you: lying on comfortable loungers you can enjoy delicious cocktails and snacks while admiring the characteristic view over the rooftops of Rome, accompanied by good background music. Reservations are not allowed.
Hotel Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Roma
Piazza della Repubblica, 47 (Centro Storico)
Vibe: 5-star hotel
Day Price: €170 (inclusive of 50-minute massage) – Reservation required
Opening time: Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm
Circling piazza della Repubblica’s gorgeous fountain, Palazzo Naiadi (formerly Exedra Hotel 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 center. Hide away in the cozy lounge area for a meal, or enjoy their poolside service with a view. An afternoon at Palazzo Naiadi is not as inaccessible as you might have thought, and it even includes a massage!
Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa
Via G. Frescobaldi, 5 (Villa Borghese)
Vibe: Luxury Hotel & Spa
Day Price: Mon – Thurs €50; Fri – Sun & Bank Holidays €100; Half Day Price (from 3pm): €35 (€75 on weekends)
Outdoor pool hours: 9am – 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 lounge and umbrellas provide the perfect space to unwind and enjoy a fruity cocktail or light meal.
Crowne Plaza Rome – St. Peter’s
Via Aurelia Antica, 415 (Aurelio – Vaticano)
Vibe: Laid-back luxury
Day Price: The external pool is reserved to hotel guests. As external guests, you can enter by checking availability directly on site, then you can buy a daily Spa + pool access, Mon-Fri €70 / Weekend (Sat – Sun & Bank Holidays) €70 – Pool access only – Mon -Sun €40
Opening time: Daily 10am – 7pm
Located in the Crowne Plaza Rome – St. Peter’s, and just a few steps from the serene gardens of Villa Doria Pamphili, this sanctuary of wellbeing and harmony is the perfect destination to soothe the mind, body, and spirit in a holistic state of relaxation. The Health & Fitness Centre, which covers an enclosed area of over 900 sqm (including indoor pool), offers a decadent selection of personalised services for the face and body. But the best part of the summer season is St Peter’s Spa outdoor pool. You can opt for poolside sunbeds and umbrellas or sunbeds on the grass. Your choice!
Rome Marriott Park Hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala, 54 (Magliana)
Price: Mon-Fri: €15 half-day (from 2pm onwards), €25 full day; Weekend: €20 half-day (from 2pm onwards), €35 full day
Opening time: everyday, 10am-7pm
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: varies according to the days and services chosen
opening times: Sun – Thur 9am – 11pm; Fri – Sat 9am – 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
Half Day (8am – 1pm or 2pm – 8pm): Mon – Fri €15, Sat – Sun €20
Day Price (8am – 8pm): Mon – Fri €20, Sat – Sun €30
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. Reservation required.
Via di Pietralata, 135 (Tiburtina)
Vibe: Sporty casual
Day price: Mon – Fri Adults €13, Children €8; Mon- Fri shifts: 10-2 | 12-4.30 I 2-6.30: adults €10, Children €6;
Weekend day price: Adults €17, Children €12; Weekend shifts: 9-2, 12-4.30, 2.30-7.30: Adults €12, Children €9;
Opening times: Mon- Fri 10am-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. Entry to the pool is divided into time slots.
Via della Marcigliana, 597 (Bufalotta)
Vibe: Very relaxed
Day Price: 1 adult €13/€20* (1 sunbed + 1 umbrella), 2 adults €24/€36* (2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella), Children €6 (3 – 6 years)
Half Day (9am – 1.45pm or 2.15pm – 7pm): 1 adult €9/€13* (1 sunbed + 1 umbrella), 2 adults €16/€24* (2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella), Children €6 (3 – 6 years) *Weekend price (Sat – Sun)
Opening time: daily 9am – 7pm
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.
Grand Hotel Gianicolo
Via delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107 (Gianicolo)
Day Price: Mon – Fri €35, Sat – Sun & Bank Holidays €50
Opening time: 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. It’s not possible to reserve, first come first served.
The Club Piscina Delle Rose
Viale America, 20 (Eur)
Vibe: Sports Club
Day Price: €10/20 on weekends; Half Day Price (from 2pm): €8/16 on weekends
Opening time: Mon – Sun 9am – 19pm
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.
Sporting Club Ostiense
Via del Mare, 128 e Via dei Cocchieri, 1A (Ostiense)
Vibe: Sports Club
Daily price: Mon-Fri €11; Sat €14; Sun €17; Children: Mon-Fri €8; Sat €10; Sun €12.
Half day (3 hours): Mon-Fri €7; Sat €10; Sun €13; Children: Mon-Fri €5; Sat €8; Sun €10
Opening time: Mon – Sun 8.30am – sunset
Ostiense Sporting Club reopened its summer pool to spend a lovely day swimming in a 25 meter pool while surrounded by nature. With the entrance fee, you get access to the pool and the locker room, hot-water showers and hairdryer, rent a sunbed and an umbrella, and the internal parking for your car. From 10 am to 7 pm every day you also have the mini poolside bar.
Appia Country Roma
Via Appia Pignatelli, 454 (Appia Antica)
Daily price: Mon-Fri €11; Sat €14; Sun €17; Children Mon-Fri €8; Sat €10; Sun €12
Price for 3 hours: Mon-Fri €7; Sat €10; Sun €13; Children Mon-Fri €5; Sat €8; Sun €10
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 9am-7pm
To relax in the enchanting natural setting of the Appia Antica Park, the Appia Country swimming pool is truly ideal. Open from early June to mid-September, every day from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, it offers both the option to purchase a daily ticket (full day or half-day) and the opportunity to buy a mini subscription with 10 entrances for a more frequent visitor.
Viale della Moschea, 130 (Acqua Acetosa)
Daily price: Adults Mon-Fri €10; Sat – Sun €15; Children under 1o years: Mon – Fri €5 – Sat – Sun €10
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 7am-6.30pm
The swimming pool of AQUANIENE The Sport Club, open from 07.00 to 18.30, is a meeting point open to all those who love sport and share its values, founded on the traditional sports philosophy of the Circolo Canottieri Aniene. In this venue you may also happen to meet some sports stars!
Borgo della Mistica
Viale Marisa Bellisario, 300 (Torre Angela)
Daily Price: Mon-Fri €10; Sat – Sun €15; Children 4-12 years: €8
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am-7pm
f you want a taste of the countryside in the city, the suggestion is to spend a day at the Borgo della Mistica swimming pool. Here you can enjoy moments of pure relaxation, immersed in the green hills and olive groves of the Roman countryside, bordered by the Acquedotto Alessandrino.