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Le Pavoniere

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Santa Maria Novella
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Viale della Catena 2 | Viale Della Catena, 2, 50144, Florence, Italy
+39 366 633 0581
08:00 - 00:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to cool down after a few days checking out the museums and palazzos of Florence in the sweltering heat. The Italians are rather strict about no eating by the pool, but the water is clean and the deck chairs (€4) comfy. We walked from Santa Croce ... took 40 mins by the river. No problems!

Thank ML P
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I agree with everything Bellereview wrote regarding just the swimming pool. I just want to add that the lifeguards were incredibly polite and friendly. When my kids were jumping from the edge into the pool, every kid there were doing the same, they came over to say that it's OK to jump in but to be careful they don't run... More 

Thank Yojimbo H
St Albans, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This review is purely for the open air pool. We visited during mid July so it was swelteringly hot in Florence and after a couple of days sightseeing and walking miles around the city we decided to have a day at the pool. The pool is situated in the middle of the stunning Cascine park with a beautiful old Italian... More 

1 Thank BelleReviews
Aarhus, Denmark
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Le Pavoniere Magnificenza was such a lovely place to cool down and relax during this VERY hot sommer ;-) We also attended a pool party here with food, drinks and live music ... It's not a place filled with other tourist, so you'll have a good chance meeting locals friends, and so we did :-)

1 Thank Majken C
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We decided to go to the swimming pool Le Pavoniere to spend a relaxing day but unfortunately it was a big disappointment. The cost of the entrance per person with a sunbed is 12 euros, that's the right price if you receive a nice service but you don't. As welcome, straight when we arrived at the entrance of the pool,... More 

2 Thank JohnMilton08
Magnificenza, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Le Pavoniere, responded to this review

Hi, this in the profile of the restaurant/lounge bar, the swimming pool is handle by another association and we don't define the rules about the pool. But italian regulation prohibits consumption of food and beverages on the poolside for hygiene reasons, the same reason that you can not wear shoes. The personel should explain you at the entrance and probably... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We spent a good few hours here one day last week as we needed a break from the Florence heat. We arrived at 10:30am and there was a queue but still plenty of space around the pool for our loungers to be placed. We paid 8EUR to get in and 4EUR for a sun lounger which was put exactly where... More 

Thank Eleanor W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Whilst both the website for Le Pavoniere and the website for "things to do around Florence" said the pool was open late Wednesday through till Sunday, when our group arrived at 9 for a swim, we were turned away, though the bar appeared open. We were told that it's only open Wednesday and Sunday, yet when I pointed out that... More 

Thank Jo H
Lee, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

We wanted a day by the pool in the sun having suffered bad weather at our poolside hotel further south. Our hotel was near the park so we walked up and paid €9 each entry and €2 each for sunbeds. The place is great and was not too busy. The pool is really deep and one end so it was... More 

1 Thank Leedscitylife
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

I wanted to get out of the city to swim and sunbathe a bit whilst staying in Florence. This was perfect. €8 entry (for the day) and I found space for my towel easily. Nice large pool which was the right temperature. Bar area overlooking the pool, which was nice. and its VERY easily accessible from te city. theres just... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stumbled upon this place during a recent evening walk through the Cascine Park and we could not have been more impressed. We highly recommend stopping by to have drinks and appetizers or dinner. Our bartender/server was super friendly and took good care of us. The setting is magical and beautifully designed and decorated. The wine was excellent and our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 32
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale della Catena 2 | Viale Della Catena, 2, 50144, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 366 633 0581

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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