Idroscalo di Milano is an artificial lake 850,000 sq.m. wide inaugurated on October, 28th 1930 as a seaplane base - but concieved from the beginning as an international watersport competitions facility. 

Since then, it is a favourite destination for the milanese outdoors leisure, featuring a lakeshore ring 6,2 km long and a surrounding park 1,6 millions sq.m. wide.

Last spring and summer, 2 million visitors came to Idroscalo, and in sunny weekends, up to  20,000 people were counted.

Idroscalo is the only olympic facility for canoeing and boating. 2,000 athletes use to practice here 22 sport disciplines - both on ground and on water - every week.  Recently a facility for  practicing cable wakeboard and surf with artificial waves has been built on the southern shore.

Here are the Top 5 ideas for spending a day in nature at Idroscalo, following the rules.

Idroscalo Entrance and Rules

The venue is open from 7.30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Free entrance.

You can access the park from two entrances: Ingresso 3 Riviera Est (pinpointed on the map) and Ingresso Maggiore. Body Temperature scanning and pacing down entrances will be enforced to enhance everyone safety. 

Wearing a mask is  mandatory for every visitor except kids under 6 y.o.

Skateboards, electric scooters and bycicles are allowed in -  they must circulate at low speed (<10 km/h) and be respectful of pedestrians; they must use existing paths and be parked on stalls only.

Pets are allowed. Access to the dogs areas is allowed provided the >1 m. distancing between persons is kept at all times.

Surf & Wakeboard

It is possible to practice Surf and Wakeboard individually by booking in advance on the Company website.


Individual Sport and Water Sport practice

Individual Sports tranining and practice is allowed provided that a >2 m distance is kept from other people.

Practice of Canoe, boating, sailing, kayaking, open water swimming in the provided area is allowed only through the permitted Sporting Clubs:

  • ASD Idroscalo Club 
  • CUS Milano (pinpointed on the map)
  • Marinai d’Italia


At Idroscalo with your pets

Pets are allowed in the park. There are two wide Dogs Areas: one is between the trees at 'boschetto Sud'; another one is on the lakeshore, including plenty of grass and 85 metres of beach reserved for your best friends to enjoy water.


A chilled beer... to go

The three bars of Idroscalo are open, take away service only

  • Bar Chalet (pinpointed on the map)
  • Beach Bar Punta dell’Est
  • Kiosko Ultima Spiaggia