Lido di Ostia

Lungomare Amerigo Vespucci - Roma

OPEN WATER
LIDO DI OSTIA
18 - 21 AUGUST

Lido di Ostia is Rome's seaside area, 30 kilometres from the city centre and easily accessible via a railway line, multiple buses and two highways. Along the way you can visit the archaeological site of Ostia Antica, the first Roman colony founded in the 7th century BC by King Anco Marzio; together with Pompei, it is the largest archaeological site in the world with an area of 150 hectares. Lido di Ostia hosted the open water swimming world championships in 2009 and national competitions several times, as well as rescue swimming events to promote water culture and techniques and tools for responsible bathing, drastically reducing the incidence of mortality due to submersion and drowning.
 
The Federal Centre, Polo Acquatico Frecciarossa, is located near Lido di Ostia. Inaugurated in 2009, it has become a regular training centre for national swimming, water polo, open water, synchronised swimming and lifesaving teams, as well as a venue for international meetings and conferences and meetings of the Technical Sector of the Italian Swimming Federation. The facility also offers swimming schools and free swimming sessions.