Acquario di Genova, Genoa

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Acquario di Genova includes 70 tanks housing more than 600 different species of sea creatures, including dolphins, seals, sharks, and tropical fish. In the old harbor area of the city, the aquarium covers more than 3,100 sq m (33,000 sq ft) and welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year. Opened in 1992, the venue was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of local sailor Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. Designed by Genoese architect Renzo Piano, the structure resembles a ship ready to head out to sea. Advance tickets are available online. Plan your visit to Acquario di Genova and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Genoa trip planner .
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  • Wonderful experience! We were wowed by manatees. Recommended to everyone especially with the kids, but maybe take them from 6/7 years of age so that they can enjoy your visit to the fullest.
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  • Great learning experience. Ideal for children. Awesome show with dolphins masterfully followed by Aquarium staff.
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  • We were in Genoa to visit the Aquarium and I must say that met expectations well organized and suitable for children small enough (my daughter is 5years) difficult if you combine it with other activities demanding han children
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  • If parking at the aquarium with long waiting lines, you should follow a few hundred meters to the right and go to the parking lot of the port.
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  • What about on an open lot? outdoor parking, pretty baby and autoincastrante. unguarded and prey to every customer
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Located just steps from the city's famous tourist sites, Genoa's centrally located B&Bs and hotels offer comfortable lodgings suitable for all tastes and budgets. To avoid the expense and stress of driving and parking in Genoa's central districts, look for a boutique hotel just outside the city center. Staying out of the busy heart of Genoa is a practical and affordable compromise, offering a good base for exploring numerous fishing villages located along the coastline. Hostels operating in residential areas also offer private parking and easy access to buses into the center of town.
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