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.