Stop the boats starting at 15
Saturday, July 23, 2016, the marine traffic in the channel will be closed at 3pm. From then on, until the evening, the Porto Venere channel will remain available only to swimmers for the first edition of the natural swimming pool in 2016.
Music and trekking, side events
As usual, the natural pool is a fun opportunity not only for swimmers, but also for those looking for a different day of leisure from the others.
While the army of inflatable will sail the waters of the channel, also on the Island Palmaria the Mangia Trekking Association organizes the event Trekking & Swimming, proposing a tour of the island of Palmaria paths, a lunch on the beach of Pozzale and then obviously the ability to swim with a view of Porto Venere (with ferries departing from the pier of La Spezia at 8.30 am, reservations and info 328 9079752, www.magiatrekking.it).
How to get to go to the natural pool without taking the car?
Given the flux of people of the past editions, reaching the natural poolby car is not recommended.
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 it will not be provided for extra trips, find here the boat schedule to Cinque Terre and Palmaria
. Keep in mind that, in adverse sea conditions, the natural pool will be postponed.