Winter Plunges in Liguria Between Christmas and The Epiphany

Here are the beaches for the best dives of the season between Christmas, New Year’s, and Epiphany (also after!) to experience the thrill of winter challenges in Liguria.

Cold temperatures? Forget it. The army of ‘challenge enthusiasts,‘ winter bath enthusiasts, is ready to face any situation and dive into the waters of the Ligurian Sea. Give it a try: between fun and sports, jesting and physical well-being, winter bathing has become a tradition between Christmas and the Bufana holiday.

There is no age limit: from the young to the not-so-young, plunging into the icy waves between December and January is a courageous act and an invigorating challenge. A good swim in the clear waters of the Ligurian beaches would not only be a ritual but also an excellent remedy to strengthen the immune system. In Liguria, utility blends with pleasure. And after the plunge, hot tea and chocolate for everyone!

Want to try? For the 2023/24 season, the Nuotatori del Tempo Avverso association, led by Dr. Roberto Giuria, has organised a calendar of winter challenges. There are many locations for the ‘ciumba,’ the plunge, offering plenty of choices. Certainly, as always, besides diving into the sea of Liguria, you can immerse yourself in the places hosting the challenges – villages, streets, squares, museums, events, and flavors to savour that will warm up the competition.


For Information and updates (in Italian language):


Friday, December 8th
Arenzano, Fishermen’s Association “La Scurpina,” Lungomare Kennedy

Friday, December 8th
Sestri Levante (Portobello Bay), Cutter Cucca, Via Penisola Levante, 25
Meeting at 11:00 at the restaurant: CUTTER CUCCA

Sunday, December 10th
Deiva Marina, Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 2, 19013 Deiva Marzoina SP, 11:00

Sunday, December 10th
Sori, Beach in front of Club Vela, 12:00

Sunday, December 17th
, Via Quarto, 16148 Genova, 9:00

Sunday, December 17th
, Beach in front of Club Velico

Sunday, December 24th
Principality of Monaco
Larvotto Beach, Monaco-Ville, Monaco, 9:30

Sunday, December 24th

Bogliasco Yacht Club, via Bettolo 26

Monday, December 25th
Vesima, 9:00 on the beach

Tuesday, December 26th
, Molo Bestoso beach, 11:00

Tuesday, December 26th
Riva Trigoso,
Ponente berach, 10.30

Wednesday, December 27th
Borghetto S. Spirito
, Circolo Nautico 3 Miglia, Via Lungomare Matteotti, 17052

Thursday, December 28th
, Murena Baths, Lungomare Marconi

Saturday, December 30th
Albenga, Italian Naval League, 11:00

Sunday, December 31st
, Sirio Pier, 10:00

Monday, January 1st, 2024
, Levante Beach, 10:00

Monday, January 1st, 2024
, San Marco Beach, Lungomare Argentina 36, 10:30

Monday, January 1st, 2024
, Beach in front of the Municipal Casino

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024
, Ceriale Baths

Friday, January 5th, 2024
Aquila Sailing School ASD, 11:00

Saturday, January 6th, 2024
San Terenzo, Lerici, 11:00

Saturday, January 6th, 2024
Finale Ligure
, Neri Beach

Sunday, January 14th, 2024
, 11:00

Sunday, January 28th, 2024
Voltri 50^
, piazza Odicini 7, 10:00

Sunday, February 18th, 2024
, “Cimento della Zucca Rapita”

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
, Bagni Italia, 11:00

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