We will be visiting the region May 4-17. When do owners open their pools for the season?
May onward so your right in that time period. If it's important make sure you ask before hand. Also, some places may charge extra if you wish the pool heated early like that.
We stayed at the lovely Sant' Antimo Resort outside of Montepulciano about mid-May 2014 and the pool was not heated. In fact, it was kind of cool and rainy a few days (we stayed a week), so the pool was not inviting. Of course, this May may be different and it is a good idea to e-mail in advance and ask the ownership.
Pools may be open in May....you just have to check directly with the hotel. As the others have indicated, heated pools are not typical. Luxury resorts will often heat their pools, but you must inquire. Another option to consider, since you're in southern Tuscany: thermal baths and pools. There are many in the thermal region of southern Tuscany. Do a quick search online, or visit www.discovertuscany.com for where to find thermal baths. These are not swimming pools, but spas. Kids are usually welcome. Each thermal bath has its own rules, so just check with each beforehand so you know what to expect.
The VAST majority of pools are not heated....in May....pretty chilly....too cold for me.
Thanks everyone, our choice of accommodations will not be impacted by a beautiful inviting pool that we will not be used during our time of stay.
You never know, in May you may just have beautiful warm weather for sitting around the pool. I'm hoping for the same during our May trip.
Sitting around the pool.....maybe.
Using it.....likely not going to happen.
Dat has a great point! Yes, we could have sat around in May, likely do the schnitzel, I.e., stomach/back flip, but the water was freezing.
Agreed, sitting around only. The agri owners I know with pools all open them officially on 15th May but even then subject to the weather. And that's something you can never predict, we had all four seasons in the space of one short morning last week. However, I reckon you would have to be very hardy indeed to want to swim here that early in May.
Thanks everyone- warm water is for me (like bath water) so I will not plan on bringing my suit.