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The Italian Riviera Sights

Acquario di Genova

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Europe's biggest aquarium, second in the world only to Osaka's in Japan, is the third-most-visited museum in Italy and a must for children. Fifty tanks of marine species, including sea turtles, dolphins, seals, eels, penguins, and sharks, share space with educational displays and re-creations of marine ecosystems, including a tank of coral from the Red Sea. An entire "Aquarium Village" has been created, which also includes a biosphere, hummingbird forest, and interactive

submarine exhibit. If arriving by car, take the Genova Ovest exit from the autostrada.

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Sight Information


Ponte Spinola, Genoa, Italy



Sight Details:

  • €23 for adults, €15 for kids ages 4–12, free for children 3 and under. Aquarium Village tickets (for entrance to all attractions): €45 for adults, €29 for children 4–12, free for children 3 and under
  • Mar.–June, Sept.–Oct., weekdays 9–8, weekends 8:30 am–9 pm; July and Aug., daily 8:30 am–10:30 pm; Nov.–Feb., weekdays 9:30–9, weekends 9:30–8. Entry permitted every ½ hr; last entry 2 hrs before closing

Updated 04/10/2014


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May 5, 2004

Watch out for school groups

The Aquarium was very nice. Loads of exhibits. If you do not have kids, be prepared to be surrounded by them. Buy your tickets in advance if possible. The line was very long, fortunately we were able to get tickets (not discounted) at our hotel, thus avoiding the line. Nice indoor experience when it is raining in Genoa.

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