Milan’s swimming pool season starts

Along with the restored Idroscalo.

With summer at the door, three of Milan’s municipal swimming pools open their gates again on Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 June for a preview of the summer season, starting officially on 9 June.

For the preview weekend, the Argelati, Lido and Romano pools will welcome enthusiasts for a foretaste of summer in Via Segantini, Piazzale Lotto and Via Ampère respectively.

The season will be fully under way on the following weekend of 9 June, when the Cardellino, S. Abbondio and Saini pools open their gates, followed on 30 June by the Scarioni pool to complete the city’s public pool offer.

All the city-run pools will be open throughout the summer from 10.00 to 19.00 except for the weekly closing day, different for each establishment.  The Saini pool in Via Corelli will also stay open on Thursdays until 20.30, up to mid-July.

The full entry price for a whole day is €7 (€8 on weekends) – no increase over the 2017 price – and with several reductions available for families and children.

Another popular option for sunbathing and water-sports is Milan’s Idroscalo, the former seaplane base near Linate airport. The artificial lake, over 2.5 km long, offers water-skiing, canoeing, sailing and water-sport events.  The Idroscalo is also managed by city hall, which in cooperation with a sponsorship partner is investing almost €2m in maintenance and improvements to the amenities over the next three years.