The main city, the island of Giudecca, and the Lido each have a Piscina Comunale (Community pool). These indoor pools offer both public swimming and swimming courses on certain days and hours, at reasonable prices all the year round. They are all in pleasant quiet residential areas of Venice – a haven of peace away from the tourist crowds.
A list of hotels with outdoor pools is on a separate page.
Piscina Comunale Sant’Alvise
is a 25-metre 6-lane indoor pool in the Centro Sportivo Costantino Reyer, Cannaregio 3163, which is at the north end of Calle del Capitello near Campo Sant’ Alvise, in the northernmost part of the city, a short walk from the Sant’Alvise vaporetto stop, or a pleasant 20-minute walk from central Venice. Be sure to phone first to check that times given on the website (See below) haven’t changed.
Tel: 041 5240538
Email: info at piscinasantalvise.it
Website: http://www.piscinasantalvise.it/ For publice swimming times and prices, go to http://www.piscinasantalvise.it/nuoto-libero/ (Nuoto libero = free swimming). The site is in Italian. To see it translated into English, go to translate.google.com and type the page’s address into the left box, then click on the same address in the right box. Google will open the page and machine-translate it into English or any other language.
Piscina Comunale Amedeo Chimisso, Sacca Fisola
Address: Sacca San Biagio, Sacca Fisola 82, Giudecca
Tel: 041 528 5430
This 8-lane 25-metre pool is on the south-western edge of the city, not far from the Hilton Hotel. Take the vaporetto to the Sacca Fisola stop on the island of Giudecca. From there walk all the way down Calle di Vaporetto and over the bridge to to the small island of Sacca San Biaggio, where you’ll see tennis courts and the swimming pool building.
The website shows times for nuoto libero (public swimming). Note that this pool has no shallow end.
Piscina Antonio Marceglia / Ca’Bianca
Address: Via Sandro Gallo 245, Ca’Bianca, Lido di Venezia
This 25-metre 6-lane indoor pool is convenient if you’re staying on the Lido rather than in the historic centre of Venice. Public swimming times in the mornings and evenings can be found at http://lido.ranazzurra.it/Nuoto_Libero.html
Tel: 041 5262222
Email: lido at ranazzurra.it
Ca’ del Moro
As well as the public indoor pools above, Ca’ del Moro, a private sports complex and hotel on the Lido, has a large outdoor swimming pool (open 20th May to 30th September) that may be open to non-residents, with prices for the day or half day. Phone first to check. To get there from the centre of Venice, take the vaporetto to Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta terminal, then bus line A, B or V towards Malamocco, and get off after about 12 minutes at the Via Parri stop. Walk in the same direction for about 80 meters and Ca’ del Moro is on the left.
Address: Via Malamocco, 83
Tel. 0039 041 5267773