A naturally exciting experience awaits you at Europe’s largest marine park: 71 tanks, 800 species, and over 10,000 specimens set against the incomparable backdrop of the Gulf of Genoa.
It was first opened in 1992 for the Columbus celebrations, the 500-year anniversary of the discovery of the New World. Each year, its 600 square metres of exhibition surface attract more than one million visitors, who can admire all kinds of marine species - from dolphins and sharks to turtles and penguins – in their accurately reproduced natural marine habitat.
The tour (approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes) unfolds through the spectacular scenery of a myriad of sights of the Old Port of Genoa – the Aquarium is indeed located on the old wharf of Ponte Spinola – and through 40 large tanks, in addition to 19 open ones which use the space of a real ship called “Nave Italia”, allowing people to actually touch the fish by hand.
The reproduction of the original natural habitats of the individual species at the Genoa Aquarium is also wonderful: not only marine fauna but also reptiles, amphibians, and generally rainforest and freshwater animals. This extraordinary educational, scientific and visitor attraction facility consistently reflects its slogan: “Genoa Acquarium. Naturally exciting”.
Disabled access has been checked by Terre di Mare Association; consult the webpage of Aquarium http://www.terredimare.it/musei_vie... .
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