"August stay in Milano is an unusual experience for international students, apart from almost of the street are quite empty is the heat even made us wanna stay in as much as possible. With the average 31 degrees weather, gladly we had this chance to go to an outdoor swim pool and spend our day with cool water at reach.
It is really convenient to get there, take the green line 2 and get off from Piola with 2 minutes walking distance then we arrived there: Milanosport – Centro Balneare Romano. A small tip: it’s better to buy the tickets via the Milanosport website so you don’t have to stand in the queue to get your tickets for the pools. If you are up to 25 years old, buy the reduced fare ticket ("ridotto").
When we enter, there is a common space for you to change the outfit. I guess is because of the COVID-19, they had changed their setting. There is no cloakroom to put your stuff (bring a bag with you where to put your stuff) and the changing room was just a small private space with a door, it is not divided by the gender.
After changing to swimsuit then we enter the outdoor space, a big garden with a gigantic pool which quite surprised us.
The pool itself divides into 4 different areas, there is a shallow area, one in-between ("media"), and the deep end (which is deep, indeed). There are also three tracks in the middle of the pool for swimming practice. On Monday and Thursday, the venue also offers Aquafitness activities, to move your body with other people led by a coach in the water - which is 100% fun and energetic!
A few lifeguards beside the pool are always watching in order to keep everyone safe. It is very reassuring when swimming to know somebody is keeping an eye on you.
It was such a lovely open space to chill around. In the beginning, we were chilling at the sling chair, enjoying taking the sun, and chatting with each other. We thought it was going to be a hot afternoon, but the poolside was quite refreshing. We went into the pool, the water was clean and its temperature was just right. There is almost no one loitering in the deep part, but -not being a swimming expert- I mainly stayed in the medium depth end.
The shallow end is kids' territory, by the way.
So here is definitely the place that can put people at ease. When you feel like to get some drinks there is a bar in the garden - don’t forget to put your mask on!
The swimming pool closes at 7 pm, so after spending the afternoon in the swimming pool it’s the perfect timing for aperitivo! Cheers!"