Today I decided to escape from the hot temperature of Florence, and spend one day of relax in a local swimming pool in the Chianti area, in the town called Greve in Chianti (famous for the wine!). You can reach easily Greve in Chianti by car or by bus: it takes 20 minutes more or less.
The swimming pool is immersed in the country, with some umbrellas close to the pool and some umbrellas and chairs on the green. Outside there are 2 pools: one with deeper water and one for kids. Inside there's a big swimming pool for the ones who want to swim.
The place is clean, not so crowdy and with a big free parking.
Entrance fee is only 6.50 euros in the week days, and 7.50 euros for the weekend. Plus 3 euros for every sunbed you take.
There is a small bar, but except for the ice-creams, I suggest you to buy your lunch outside and bring it inside with you.
On the official site you cannot find anything... but for all the summer, on thursday evening, you can enter for free to the Accademia Gallery, where the original Michelangelo's David lies! The opening hours are extended from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
After the museum you can have a tasty ice-cream or a great "granita" (a sort of ice cream made only with ice and fruits) at Carabè: on thursday evening they have a special menu. It's close to the gallery, on the same street: Via Ricasoli.
In Italy "Ferragosto" (=mid of August) is a traditional feast: stores and factories are closed. People like to gather together with parents and relatives and to have a big lunch. And at the end of the huge lunch, everybody is wishing for a big water melon.Enjoy your Ferragosto in Italy!
Do you know that all Summer's thursday from 7.30 pm to 10 pm you can have free entrance to Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo's David lies? Admire this huge sculpture made by reknown italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.