Swimming pools offer a great way to stay both fit and cool during the hot summer.
Private pools are usually connected to hotels, where admission includes towels, a sunbed and an umbrella. Among the options are: Hotel Parco dei Principi, Via G. Frescobaldi 5 (Villa Borghese), tel. 06854421. Daily 10.00-19.00. e40. Sat-Sun e60. Crowne Plaza Rome St Peters, Via Aurelia Antica 415 (Aurelio), tel. 0666420. Mon-Fri 09.00-20.00 . e40. Hotel Hilton Rome Cavalieri, Via Cadlolo 101 (Monte Mario), tel. 0635091. 09.00-19.00. Mon-Fri e45; Sat-Sun e65.
An alternative to these private pools are the aquaparks, but you will have
to brave the crowds to enjoy the water slides, multiple pools, snack bars
and other facilities.
Two venues are: Hydromania, Vicolo Casal Lumbroso 200 (GRA exit 33 for Pescaccio, between Via Aurelia and Via Portuense), www.hydromania.it. Mon-Fri 09.30-18.30. 14.50 full day, 10 half day (from 14.00). Children (under 12 years) 10 full day, half day 8. Sat-Sun 09.30-19.00. e16 full day, e11.50 half day, children full day e11.50, half day e9.50. Aquapiper, Via Maremmana (Guidonia), tel. 0774326538/39/40. Mon-Sat 09.00-19.00, e12. Sun 09.00-19.30, e15. Half day Mon-Sat e8, Sun e10.