Piscine di Albaro

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Piscine di Albaro
Address
Piazza Henry Dunant, 4, Medio Levante (Circoscrizione 8)
Genoa (Genova), Liguria 16156
ITALY
Telephone
(010) 860 8775

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
€6.00. [October, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m, 10 lanes , indoor/outdoor , water temperature not reported
Pool 2
33m x 21m, 8 lanes , indoors , water temperature not reported
Diving
Two 1m and two 3m diving boards; 5m and 10m diving platforms.

Location

County/Region
Liguria
GPS
44.394121, 8.967997

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The facility also has a second 33m x 21m pool and a 25m x 15m pool, both outdoors and operated from June to September.
In addition to its main website ("website", above) it also has a Facebook page.
The admission fee includes the use of a locker and key, but not a shower, which costs at least €0.50 paid at the vending machine inside the shower room.

Facility Reviews

Very good pools.
The "Sporting Village" of Albaro is a great aquatic facility, clean and spacious, if a bit hard to negotiate at first. Italian pools favor a labyrinth of changing, dressing, showering, and drying areas, unlike the simple locker room, shower, and pool arrangement found across the US. Be sure to bring a robe and flip-flops, since Italians keep themselves much more covered up than Americans do. And that includes wearing bathing caps for both sexes, which is mandatory.

Once inside the pools, you'll find them well staffed and organized, though that generally means circle swim once two (ugh!) or more are in a lane. Gutters tend to be rare, especially in older pools, so you'll get lots of good opportunities to perfect your flip turns. But the other swimmers tend to take their lapping seriously, so you're not bound to encounter any difficulties if you play by their rules.

Albaro's 50m pool is outside, covered by a dome except in summer. It tends to be hot and muggy inside, but the water temperature is perfect and makes for a good swim. One of the 33m pools is inside and is the more recreational of the three pools there. The other outside pool and diving area was closed during my October 2017 visit.

Albaro is best reached by the fast #42 bus, which stops directly in front of the pools, and runs from Piazza Ferrari in central Genoa to the hip and pricey Boccadasse district east of Albaro fronting the sea. You can walk directly south from the pools, past the tennis courts, to the Corso d'Italia, the seafront boulevard, which is a great place for an after workout snack and or stroll, though the pools are surrounded by all kinds of cafes and shops. In short, it's a great place for a swim in Genoa.
[October, 2017]