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Swimming and bathing in Rome: beaches and outdoor pools

Famed for its historical splendor, Rome is not only a treasure trove of ancient wonders, but also offers a refreshing retreat for those seeking water-based recreation. Although the town itself is not directly on the coast, the nearby shores and local facilities offer plenty of opportunities for swimming and bathing.

1. Ostia Beach (Lido di Ostia):

Easy Access: Ostia is the closest beach to Rome and can be easily and inexpensively reached by train or car.
Attractions: Wide sandy beaches, numerous beach clubs and a lively seaside atmosphere in summer make Ostia a popular travel destination.
Activities: Soak up the sun, take a dip in the water and explore seaside restaurants that serve delicious Italian cuisine.

Youtube video Ostia Beach

2. Fregene Beach

Attractions: Located northwest of Rome, Fregene has wide, sandy beaches and trendy beach clubs that provide a chic setting for sunbathing and relaxing. The modern feel of this beach makes it popular with locals and tourists alike.

3. Anzio

The historic charm of Anzio, about an hour south of Rome, combines historical significance with coastal beauty. The town of Anzio has sandy and rocky beaches that offer something for every taste. Anzio is a beautiful city.

Important for travelers to Rome: We have only ever seen queues in Europe that are hundreds of meters long or several hours long in Rome. This is especially true for St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Be sure to buy skip-the-line tickets online beforehand and skip the queue!: There are such tickets on this link

Youtube video beaches around Rome

4. Piscina delle Rose

Piscina delle Rose offers an outdoor swimming pool with an Olympic-sized pool, a lawn and a relaxing environment.

Convenience: There are several good outdoor pools in Rome that offer locals and tourists convenient swimming and bathing options. Easy to reach by subway.

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Tips for swimming in Rome

Season: Summer (May to September) is the ideal season for swimming in and around Rome.

Check hours and admission prices for beach clubs, pools, historic sites and more.

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