The Aquarium of Genoa is the largest aquarium in Italy and among the largest in Europe. Located in the old harbor area of Genoa, Italy, the 33,000-square-foot aquarium is a member organization of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year.
The aquarium was originally built for Genoa Expo '92 , celebrating 500 years since the Genoan sailor Christopher Columbus discovered the new world.
The original exhibition concept was to show the Ligurian Sea, the North Atlantic and Caribbean reefs "from two perspectives, one the New World/Old World encounter of 1492, the other the ecological awareness of 1992 and the present."
The aquarium includes 70 tanks containing a total of 6,000,000 liters (1,300,000 imp gal; 1,600,000 U.S.
The Aquarium of Genoa coordinates the AquaRing EU project, and provides scientific expertise and content for AquaRing, including documents, images, academic content, and interactive online courses, via its Online Resource Centre.
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM,
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM