Sport facilities in Venice

Gyms, swimming pools and even a stadium

In the territory of Venice municipality, many sport facilities exist, from swimming pools and gyms to various indoor/outdoor spaces. The biggest sport facility in Venice is probably Venice itself: its lagoon is a perfect place to practise kayaking, rowing and canoeing (not swimming, of course), all of them extremely popular sports for locals.
Venice itself has two public swimming pools, one at Sant’Alvise sport centre in Cannaregio district (where there are also gyms) and one on Giudecca island. There are then several private gyms and open spaces where to practise tennis, football and basket.
Surprisingly, among sport facilities in Venice there is also a stadium: it is on Sant’Elena island and it is home to Venice soccer club (FBC Unione Venezia).