In summer if you want to head to the seaside from Milan, you have an only way; get the car or take a train and head to the beautiful beaches of Liguria, hoping not to be trapped in the week end traffic on the highways. Y
ou can also find nice refreshment in the city; Milan is a city full of swimming polls indoor and outdoor. The indoors are very popular in winter season by those who practice swimming, indeed in the summer become the outdoors become an entertainment destinations. Then there are some water parks, mostly not very closed to the city, where you can spend a funny day.
Among the most known and effective, there are those of “Milano Sport” circuit; these structures are spread out in town open until September. One of the best known is the Cozzi at viale Tunisia near Central Station. Built in 1934 with avant-garde architecture the pool is covered and has two pools and, for lovers of dives, two trampoline and three platforms ranging from 2 to 10 meters.
For those who are more interested in just suntan, the pool has a big solarium to enjoy a day in the sun. The other option is the Argelati; this is the first open-air structure built in the city and one of the most comfortable for the summer season, very popular between the locals; it is also located in a very central and touristic district, Porta Genova.
Excellent for those who want to spend a sunny day, these structures has two pools (one for children), efficient bar and restaurants. The Argelati swimming pool could be considered a true oasis in the city center. Another very interesting alternative solution is the Lido of Milan. Set in Piazzale Lotto (Milan west side), the Lido was built in the Thirties and has been re-launched just last year, is considered for the Milanese people the beach of Milan. There are a big range of services including chiringuitos, beach volleyball courts and soccer pitches, massage areas, beauty cares, children’s entertainment, and restaurants. Occasionally the Lido management organizes some DJ set. In simple terms, it’s some most nearly similar than a holiday village you can found in town.
Useful info: www.milanosport.it.
The new Caimi pool it’s worthwhile to be mentioned. The new pool, completely restructured, it has been launched at last 22th June for the Dirk Bikkembergs’ runway show during the last Milan Fashion Week.
The Caimi pool is a suggestive liberty style swimming pool by stands which surrounded it and created a sort of amphitheater. It was in state of negligence since 2007 but, thanks to the Teatro Parenti’s directive set beside it, the pool could return to being a place for entertainment, theatrical events and meetings. The Caimi’s structure has also a bar, restaurants, a skate track and a tennis court. The ticket costs 7,00 euros.
But if you are looking for a fun fair of summer fun, the only solution in the city is the Acquatica Park. Located in the Baggio area of Milan West near the orbital road, the property covers about 100,000 square meters and has everything that a real water park must have; quite a number of adult and children’s slides, from classic Toboggan, the Space Bowl, and fast and slow River. But there is also a traditional swimming pool for those who just want to swim and a lot of services for families. Ideal to spend an entire day of fun and relax . Official website: www.acquaticapark.it.