Swim in the Lima

Summer in Italy is hot, especially this year. The water in the Lima River is cold…the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day.

Lima River

We found this inviting place to swim near the bridge to Casoli.

Casoli bridge

Casoli bridge

Lima River

There is a path down to the river. The water looked wonderful. Unfortunately we had no towels or swimsuits so had to content ourselves with an ankle deep paddle.

Lima River


I would have loved to dive into the deeper water.

Lima River

Lima River

The water is clear and running fairly quickly. The photos were taken in mid June, so it may have slowed a bit.

Lima River

We saw lots of tadpoles…they are probably frogs now.

Lima River

Happy swimming.


31 thoughts on “Swim in the Lima

  1. There are some great swimming spots on the Lima. A very popular one is next to Ponte a Diana. We have our own, and who wants to be looking after a swimming pool when you can have your own natural one? But yes, the water is a bit cool… although most refreshing on a hot summer day.
    And then, there is Bagni di Lucca’s fabulous swimming pool…

  2. Looks like a lovely spot to relax and cool down on a warm summers day although the water is probably quite chilly even on a hot day. There are quite a few spot along the Lima to enjoy a swim.

  3. What a lovely spot to spend time and cool off. Crystal clear fresh running water! Better than a swimming pool. Ankle deep – still refreshing.

  4. The only part of the Lima we’ve been for a swim in is an area known locally as ‘Miami Beach’. Its along the Abetone road out of Bagni – part way towards Casoli. I have to say its not as nice as the area in your photos, nor is it as accessible, at least that was my experience. I know others love it.

    • I don’t know Miami Beach…must look for it. The spot beside the Casoli bridge is quite accessible. The path is rocky, but there is also shared under some trees beside the river.

  5. It looks really refreshing, it was 38 degrees at 11am on Monday morning at Pisa Airport, and 15 degrees when I landed later that day in the UK.

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  7. Oh, I would love to go there! I’ll be in Italy in August. Could you tell me how to get to the river? I can’t find that spot on Google Maps… We’ll probably stay in Lucca and make a daytrip out to Bella Bagni di Lucca.

    • The bridge to Casoli is on the SS Brennero heading towards Abetone. Casoli is one of the villages that make up Bagni di Lucca. It should be on Google maps. Have a great holiday.

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