Little less than a 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, you find the aquarium,
the largest in Italy, the second largest in Europe, and the ninth largest in the world.
Located in the Porto Antico (Old Harbour), it opened in 1992
during the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Cristopher Columbus discovering America.
It has 70 tanks hosting 400 different sea species
for a total of 15,000 specimens of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.
Not to mention the newly created Padiglione Cetacei (Cetaceans’ Pavilion),
designed by famed architect Renzo Piano with a capacity of up to 10 dolphin varieties.
This unbelievable place is going to impress adults and kids alike,
allowing them to become familiar with the marine wildlife by “swimming” along a varied ichthyic microcosm.
Do not miss the sections reproducing different habitats (cold, Mediterranean, and tropical seas),
the special spaces for dolphins, sharks, seals,
sea cows, and turtles, as well as play paths for younger visitors.