Saturday, August 20, 2016 the second round of the natural swimming pool of Porto Venere for the year. Important changes in the program of the day: sport and music players.
The second and last annual appointment with the Natural Pool of Porto Venere is set to Saturday, August 20 . The event – which has become a milestone in the province of La Spezia summer – will provide many fun activities in the name of entertainment and sports.
More than the collective crossing of the canal between Palmaria and Portovenere ( with the dip for all set to 3pm ), the day’s strengths will be the sports performances (beginning at 2.30 pm) of samples of swimming and synchronized swimming and music of Francesco Gabbani, that will be played throughout the day from Molo Garibaldi some of his hits.
The boats will be banned from the canal starting from 12.30 until 7pm
The natural swimming pool event has grown year after year and is now able to attract thousands of people: when the sea between Porto Venere and Palmaria island is closed to traffic of boats , hundreds of swimmers jump in the water between the two strips of land with canoes and all kinds of inflatable.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 , Nautical traffic in the canal will be closed at 12.30 hours (up to 7pm) . From that moment, until the evening, the canal of Porto Venere will remain available only to bathers for the second edition in 2016 of the natural swimming pool from 3 to 6 pm.
A day of great sport
The news in August of Natural Pool is the introduction of sports performances before the collective crossing.
Starting from 2.30 , in fact, the stretch of sea between Porto Venere and Palmaria will be restricted to two international champions: Erica Musso and Andrea Cadilli Rispi. The two swimmers will perform a preview of the collective crossing .
Protagonist of the day will also be the synchronized swimming , with the two Italian junior champions Francesca Zunino and Marta Murru who will bring in water individual and pair performances < / strong>.
Francesco Gabbani plays at the Natural Swimming Pool
The natural swimming pool of Porto Venere in August 2016 can always count on the accompaniment of music of Radio Nostalgia , but the entertainment will be this time embellished with a real gem: a live performance of the of the Carrara singer Francesco Gabbani , who just won San Remo New Proposals.
The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will sing – from the pier Garibaldi – excerpts from his latest work Eternamente Ora, an album that is among the most sold in Italy in the last period.
On Palmaria Island some trekking with Trekking & Swimming
While the army of boats will sail the waters of the canal, also on the Island Palmaria Mangia Trekking Association organizes the event Hiking & Swimming , offering a tour of the paths of Palmaria island, a brunch at Pozzale and then of course the possibility to swim with views of Porto Venere (boats departing from La Spezia pier at 8.30am, booking and info 328 9079752, www.magiatrekking.it).
Among the various initiatives, there will also be a chance to play with a Inflatable slide almost 5 meters high .
The children discover the depths of the Palmaria with Sea Experience
But the day will not just be playful. Among other activities, in fact, the SEA EXPERIENCE, is an organized event by the Regional Natural Park of Porto Venere for kids. With an excursion of three hours “scientific” snorkeling will make itself known to the young participants of the marine environment of the park.
How to take part to Sea Experience
Participation in Sea Experience is limited to a maximum number of 10 participants aged between 8 and 14 years. The meeting is at 8.15 am in front of the ticket office of the boatmen of Porto Venere, with return at 12.30am. Participants must bring a return ticket for the Palmaria Island. For information and reservations please call the Park’s information number: 0187/794.823; Mobile: 370/3436603 (Mon. – Sat. 9.00 – 13.00 Wed. e Sat. 14.00 – 17.00).
How to get to the natural swimming pool without a car?
Given the amount of people of the past editions, reaching the natural swimming pool in Portovenere by driving may not be the right method to combat stress.
One solution is certainly to take one of the boats that daily connect Porto Venere and Palmaria with La Spezia and other places in the Gulf.
If you will not be provided for special races, find schedules and prices of ‘ special section of this site .
The cover photo is by Sara Bertolucci
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