The "natural Pool" of Portovenere: on saturday!

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Dust the dinghies and mats, turn off the engines: on Saturday afternoon the Porto Venere canal will turn into a huge swimming pool. Saturday, August 24th, in fact, the second of the two traditional annual appointments with the natural pool of Porto Venere will be held.

Although the distance between the two closest points of Portovenere and the island is about 50 meters and the swim is absolutely doable and beautiful, the Portovenere channel is in fact usually closed to swimming and swimming, as the boat traffic is really high and dangerous.
On two summer saturdays, boats are banned from crossing the channel, hundreds of swimmers start the crossing between the two strips of land with  all kinds of inflatables or just with their arms and breath. Watersport games and performances are also planned, while a dj set plays all along the afternoon

Stop the boats starting at 12.30

Saturday, August 24, 2019, the marine traffic in the channel will be closed at 12.30am. From then on, until the evening, the Porto Venere channel will be accessible only for swimmers for the second edition of the natural swimming pool in 2019.

The natural disco

As usual, the natural pool is a music day: Radio Nostalgia is by now the traditional animator of the day, with resident DJ settings by Luca Giorgi, Joe Mazzola, Luca Pedonese, Fabio Erre and the guests Biba deejay  Mouth Water and the Broswave. 

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. The best way to go to the event is by boat.  

The Real Natural Pool near Portovenere

If the Portovenere Natural pool is just a beautiful moment of sea closed to boat traffic, to find a real natural pool in the area you can view the splendid Bozi di Punta Pineda, an awesome piece of coast with actual natural pools of non salted water in the sea, surrounded by scenic rocks. These used to be laundry basins for the people living in the heights of the Cinque Terre. 

I bozi, punta Pineda. Le piscinette protette dalla roccia e a contatto con il mare aperto. Foto Davide Pitto, fonte http://luoghidasogno.altervista.org/
The beautiful natural pool of Punta Pineda

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