The best water parks in Italy

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In the long, sultry, humid and sometimes boring summer days, when we don't have the opportunity to go to the sea to cool off a bit, why not choose the fun of a water park?
Swimming pools, slides, waterfalls, water games and entertainment: there are many along our peninsula water parks suitable for both children and adults.
Some have been present in the area for years, while others are recently opened and offer numerous opportunities to cool off and spend a different day to officially kick off their summer.
We have compiled a ranking of best water parks in italy.

17 - Odyssey 2000, Corigliano-Rossano

  • Location: Zolfara, Rossano (CS), Calabria
  • Cost of entry: full € 22,00 - reduced € 15,00
  • Opening: from June to September

2000 Odyssey is located in the territory of Rossano, a fraction of the municipality of Corigliano-Rossano (CS) and offers 80.000 square meters of extreme water fun. Among the most exciting attractions we point out the Black Polyphemus 190 meters high, or the Big Olympus, the real water roller coaster of about 25 meters; without forgetting the Homer Jump (free fall dive) and the Skyron Rocket, (jump into the void).

16 - Mirabeach, Ravenna

  • Location: Savio, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna
  • Cost of entry: € 34,90 adults, € 28 children
  • Opening: from June to September

Mirabeach is the exclusively summer part of the largest and most well-known amusement park mirabilandia.

It includes an area of ​​100.000 square meters where there are beaches, swimming pools, water slides but also green spaces, bars, restaurants and shops. In appearance it resembles a tropical or Caribbean island, with real palm trees from Brazil and white sand imported from Sharm el-Sheikh.

15 - Acquatica Park (former Gardaland Waterpark), Milan

  • Location: Milan, Lombardy
  • Cost of entry: from 18 to € 20 adults, from 10 to € 12 children and over 60
  • Opening: from June to August

Il water park of Milan offers different types of swimming pools: the one for swimming, to challenge the continuous current of water or the fun path with many curves to be faced aboard special rafts. There are attractions for children, such as the "Baby Lagoon", with lots of water splashes, adventurous paths and some fun mini-slides. "Rafting Pipe: Zero Gravity", "Twister", "Shuttle", the classic "Kamikaze", "Foam" and "Toboga" are just some of the many slides present, some suitable only for the bravest! There is no shortage of large green areas, picnic areas, solarium, sports areas, a beach shop, games room, restaurant, two bars and numerous dining options.

14 - Acqua Village Follonica, Livorno

  • Location: Follonica, Livorno, Tuscany
  • Cost of entry: from 16 to € 21 adults, from 12 to € 17 children
  • Opening: from June to September

In the green of the Maremma, this tropical themed water park awaits young and old on an area of ​​75.000 square meters. New in 2015 was "Gin-Co", an 18-meter high multi-track slide that provides fantastic scenery, adrenaline but also relaxing courses and promises to stimulate all 5 senses! Hydromassage, wave pool and many slides are the setting for zumba courses, shows with artists such as contortionists and equilibristers. For the little ones, in addition to a tropical themed playground with slides suitable for them, circus lessons are also available in collaboration with the famous "Mantica" school. There is also a soccer field budding real and one from Beach volleyball with sea sand, fast food, fruit shop, ice cream and graniteria, bars and refreshment points for all tastes.

13 - Etnaland Acquapark, Catania

  • Location: Belpasso, Catania, Sicily
  • Cost of entry: from 22 to € 24 adults, from 13 to € 15 children
  • Opening: from June to September

Etnaland Acquapark is part of the larger complex of etnaland which includes a theme park, a prehistoric park and a botanical path.

With its 280.000 square meters of surface it is today the largest amusement park in southern Italy. Opened in 2001, it offers more than 25 attractions. There are slides and pools from the most extreme ones to those dedicated to the whole family, as well as relaxation areas, areas equipped for children.

12 - Aqualandia, Venice

  • Location: Jesolo, Venice, Veneto
  • Cost of entry: from 27 to € 31 adults, from 23 to € 27 children, under 1.40 m in height free
  • Opening: from May to September

One of the most famous and long-lived water parks in Italy is the Jesolo Aqualandia, which includes 80.000 square meters of surface set up with a Caribbean theme. There are in fact colonial ruins, a Spanish galleon and one coral sand beach. A wave pool communicates with the second large pool, Laguna de Oro. In addition to slides and water attractions for adults and children, the park offers a semi-covered arena where acrobat shows, dancers and entertainers, an area for catering and a thematic area for younger children. Characterize the park there bungee jumping tower and a sports area with beach volleyball courts.

11 - Hydromania, Rome

  • Location: Rome, Lazio
  • Cost of entry: from 15 to € 20 adults, from 13 to € 15 children
  • Opening: from May to September

È the only water park in the capital and extends over 90.000 square meters surrounded by greenery. They await you thrilling water slides but also many swimming pools for all tastes: the one with the waves, the semi-Olympic one and well three hydromassage pools. The entertainment staff organizes activities for all ages including water aerobics lessons, group dances, water games with many prizes up for grabs. There is also a self-service restaurant and four bar points, several points of sale.

10 - Ondaland, Novara

  • Location: Vicolungo, Novara, Piedmont
  • Cost of entry: from 15 to € 23 adults, from 12 to € 15 children
  • Opening: from June to September

With its surface that extends for about 140.000 square meters, Ondaland is currently the largest water park in Italy. It is divided into three thematic areas: Water Adventure, Kids Area and Sport & Wellness. In the first area there are 15 attractions which include slides and Kamikaze both open and closed. In 2011 he won the best amusement park of the year in the water parks section.

9 - Aquafan, Riccione

  • Location: Riccione, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna
  • Cost of entry: € 28 adults, € 20 children (the ticket is valid for two days of your choice)
  • Opening: from June to September

It is one of the first water parks built in Italy and also well known in the rest of Europe. Its surface measures 150.000 square meters and the sum of the length of all the slides amounts to 3 km, while 90 kilometers measure the pipes necessary for the functioning of the park. Over 8.000 cubic meters of continuously moving water are used every day. Aquafan is also famous for its numerous theme nights organized throughout the summer: since 2011, usually once a week, the biggest foam party in the world which also sees guests and international DJs present.

8 - River Park, Piacenza

  • Location: Rivergaro, Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna
  • Cost of entry: from 5 to € 15 adults, from 7 to € 10 children and over 65
  • Opening: from June to September

In the heart of Val Trebbia stands this park that promises relaxation and fun for the whole family. There are fountains and fresh water jets, a lagoon with hydromassage niches, waterfalls and a path with running water. An area equipped with colorful mini-slides is dedicated to the family. Every day activities are organized with music, DJs and games, a structure of multipurpose fields for sports activities on sand.

7 - Acqua Village Cecina, Livorno

  • Location: Cecina, Livorno, Tuscany
  • Cost of entry: from 16 to € 23 adults, from 12 to € 17 children
  • Opening: from June to September

Belonging to the same circuit as the Follonica park, Acqua Village di Cecina promises a corner of Hawaii in unl tropical themed water park. Candidate for the title of "Best Water Park in Italy"at the ParksMania Awards 2013, it presents hundreds of meters of slides for all tastes. Here too, in 2015 the" WAI "was proposed, a series of circus lessons for children with activities and games in collaboration with the famous school" Mantica ".

6 - Caneva Aquapark, Verona

  • Location: Lazise, ​​Verona, Veneto
  • Cost of entry: € 27 adults, € 21 children
  • Opening: from May to September

It belongs to the many parks present in the area of ​​Lake Garda, which every summer attracts many tourists from all over Europe. There are so many water attractions: dizzying descents and ascents aboard rubber boats, slides on the walls of an erupting volcano, jump into the void falling from a waterfall. Try the "Mini Black, the enchanted mine", the first waterslide in the dark which you cross with three different paths.

5 - Sunlight Park, Pisa

  • Location: Tirrenia, Pisa, Tuscany
  • Cost of entry: € 15 adults, € 10 children
  • Opening: from June to September

It is a park surrounded by greenery that offers slides for all tastes but not only. One full staff of entertainers and dancers organizes games, group dances and entertainment of all kinds throughout the day. The park also includes a restaurant and bar area that can be attended regardless of the entrance to the slides.

4 - Zoomarine, Rome

  • Location: Torvaianica (Pomezia), Rome, Lazio
  • Cost of entry: € 30 adults, € 24 children
  • Opening: from May to September

Zoomarine Italia is a theme park that also includes slides and swimming pools. Inspired by the amusement park of the same name in Portugal, it offers attractions for all tastes, as well as the cinema 4D drop tower 25 meters high, the water route to be tackled aboard log-shaped boats and much more. The Acquapark has thrilling slides and one lagoon of 2.000 square meters equipped with a beach with sun beds and umbrellas, games for children, whirlpools and therapeutic showers. During the day it is possible to attend shows with dolphins, birds of prey, sea lions and parrots and the exhibition of professional divers who jump from over 25 meters high.

3 - AcquaFantasy, Foggia

  • Location: Lesina Marina, Foggia, Puglia
  • Cost of entry: from 11 to € 15 adults, from 8 to € 10 children
  • Opening: from June to September

It is the first water park in the Gargano and has an area of ​​about 40.000 square meters. It is divided into two areas, the first with an artificial wave pool, Olympic swimming pool and wellness oasis, as well as numerous slides, the second is dedicated to shows.

2 - Acqua Park Isola Verde, Salerno

  • Location: Pontecagnano Faiano, Salerno, Campania
  • Cost of entry: from 8 to € 14 adults, from 6 to € 10 children
  • Opening: from May to September

The park area is 50.000 square meters and includes swimming pools for adults and children, hydromassage, river pool slow passable with donuts, lagoon games for the little ones, various waterslides. Available to visitors bar, restaurant and pizzeria, newsagent and tobacconist, in addition todaily animation who organizes water aerobics and group or Latin American dances.

    1 - Cavour Water Park

    • Location: Ariano in Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Veneto
    • Cost of entry: from 14 to € 18 adults, from 9 to € 13 children
    • Opening: from June to September

    Just 10 minutes from Peschiera del Garda, the Cavour Water Park offers an exclusive structure that for over 40 years has given moments of pure fun to young and old. It is a family friendly park that offers sport and entertainment, nature, relaxation, slides but also food and catering. In the park, in addition to the fun slides, there is a wonderful garden with attention to the smallest details and a fantastic sea beach with fine sand and Caribbean palm trees ...

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