Quite apart from sea-bathing this area offers many opportunities for swimming
both in good public swimming pools and in safe river pools. River bathing is
popular in some areas particularly around Licciana, Bagnone and Pontremoli (for
example at Guinadi).
There are swimming pools at Villafranca (Olympic size set in wooded grounds).
There is also a smaller pool and tennis courts, a snack bar and pizzeria. Cormezzano,
between Aulla and Fivizzano just past the Gassano turn has a pool with water
chutes. There are also swimming pools at Lerici and Equi Terme (sulphur baths).
There is an Olympic size swimming pool at Villafranca set in wooded grounds.
There is also a smaller children's pool and tennis courts, a snack bar and pizzeria.
Open during high season (June to September). Your ticket lasts all day so you
can come and go as you please and you can picnic there. Tel. No 0187 493112
Between Aulla and Fivizzano, there is a complex of two public outdoor swimming
pools, which can be seen from the road (main pool has a water-shute). It is
about 10 Kms from Aulla. Tel. No 0585 99300
Quercia - Palazzetto dello Sport
Close to Aulla is the sports complex of La Quercia where there is also an indoor
swimming pool. Take the road out of Aulla towards Fivizzano, after approx lkm
there is a turning on the left signposted 'minigolf', turn here and follow signs
to Quercia (minigolf). This complex is open from 12.00 am to 22.00 pm (Mondays
to Fridays) and from 12.00 am to 20.00 pm (on Saturdays). Please check locally
for summer activities. Tel. No 0187 471338
Take the little lane going inland from Venere Azzurra. There is a pool and
parking at the end of the lane. Please check locally for opening times and current
prices to pool.
At the famous Equi Terme (meaning Thermal Waters) spa there is a public pool
and small children's pool with natural health-giving sulphur-rich waters. The
treatment centre offers massage and a range of curative treatments. 120 litres
of sulphurous water per second flow through the spa creating a thermal resort
renowned since ancient times. Equi Terme thermal resort has now been re-opened
and offers many different treatments and a wonderful outdoor bathing pool.