The world’s deepest pool atop a 12th storey building

There’s a hotel in Italy that has a swimming pool that reaches a terrifying depth of 40 metres

by 24 September 2014

Terrifying because it means that you are swimming in a pool that is the equivalent to a 12-storey building or nine double-decker buses piled on top of each other.

Certainly not your average hotel swimming pool.

You can forget the Brussels Nemo 33 as being the world’s deepest pool. This is even deeper.

Of course the pool has various intermediary depths and caves for technical activities before it becomes a narrow hole-like tunnel as the depths plummet straight down.

Designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto, the pool contains 4300mc of thermal water which is kept at a temperature of between 32-34°C.

And for those of you who don’t fancy swimming, there is a unique transparent tunnel that is suspended underwater which boasts magnificent views of the man-made lagoon. Instead for those who love water activities, you can choose some or all of the following: scuba diving, free diving, aqua fitness, watsu, hydro-kinesi therapy and exercises for pregnant women.

Its location? At the Hotel Terme Millepini just outside of Padova in Montegrotto Terme.