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Make a Splash in Rome: A Swimming Pool for Everyone

The enchanting outdoor pool of the Parco dei Principi Hotel, available for day guests in Rome

Cool off this summer in one of Rome’s best swimming pools!

The Eternal City delivers a variety of options from bringing the kids to an epic water park to sipping your spritz poolside in the tranquil serenity of greenery and luxury. Whether you’re looking to do laps in an Olympic sized pool or not get wet at all, here’s our list of the top public swimming pools in Rome.

A pool for family fun with the Kids

Hydromania | Vicolo del Casale Lumbroso, 200, 00166 Roma

If you’re bringing kids to Rome and looking for a swimming pool, your best option is Hydromania – Rome’s only full-feature water park. From water slides, to wave makers, a lazy river and more – this is a day and a half of fun for any family looking to let loose for a bit and have some good ‘ol family fun at the pool.


Cost: Prices range from €20-15 for adults, depending on full- or half-day, and €15-13 for kids.

Reachable by Taxi

A pool for relaxing with a cocktail

Parco dei PrincipiVia Gerolamo Frescobaldi, 5, Roma

Pamper yourself with a resort style swimming pool in the heart of Villa Borghese at the luxurious Parco dei Principi Hotel and Spa. Take a dip in the refreshing water, read poolside while sipping a classic spritz, or opt for some treatments at the hotel’s extensive spa program.


Cost: €40/person (€80 on the weekend)

Public Transportation: Tram 3


Piscine delle Rose in the EUR quarter of Rome, accessible by the metro B (Palasport)

A pool for laps

Piscine delle Rose | Viale America, 20, 00144 Roma

For serious swimmers, don’t bother with a kiddy pool. Head to the architecturally interesting EUR quarter of Rome, easily accessible by the Metro B (stop: Palasport), for some laps in the Olympic sized swimming pool.

( (Italian only)

Cost: €12-16

A pool for no swimming, just scene

Boscolo Exedra | Piazza della Repubblica, 47, 00185 Roma

If you’re looking to stay dry but still want that pool scene, head to the Boscolo Exedra at Piazza della Repubblica, just steps from Termini. The pool is located on the roof, overlooking the city, making it the perfect place to just chill. Have a meal or read a book poolside and maybe you’ll get inspired for a dip!


Cost: €50/person

Public Transportation: Metro A (Repubblica), in the center


While all these options are accessible by public transportation or taxi, how about bringing some of the spa or water fun closer to home? Rome Accommodation manages a wide variety of vacation apartments with bath tubs, and one very special apartment with it’s own wellness area!


The tranquil wellness area of the Coronari Apartment near Piazza Navona by Rome Accommodation.

Just steps from Piazza Navona, the Coronari vacation apartment is one-of-a-kind in Rome with it’s own wellness area, complete with a large bath tub big enough for two with hydromassage and chromotherapy lighting, private sauna, relaxing chair and, of course a hot pot for tea to complete your self-pampering treatment – everything you need for an exclusive wellness experience in the comfort of your own vacation rental in Rome. Click here for more information and booking availability for the Coronari Apartment near Piazza Navona with wellness area.

If you’re planning a family holiday in Rome check out our Dolce Family Apartment, equipped with a bath tub, perfect for bathing the little ones or soaking after a long day of sightseeing. Our Dolce Vita I apartment in the same building also features a relaxing bath tub, making it a fabulous vacation apartment in the Trevi Fountain area.

After a long day walking around the city in the hot summer sun, retreat to your vacation rental in Monti, the neighborhood in the shadow of the Colosseum, and rejuvinate by soaking in the bath.

If you’re bringing the whole family, stay in our large vacation apartment near the Vatican. Our Mazzini apartment can accommodate the everyone in 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, including a luxurious bathtub in the master bath.

Do you have a pool to add to this list? Share your addition in the comments below!

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