Since 2000, Cattolica's Aquarium
, the second largest aquarium in Italy, has attracted large numbers of tourists who regularly flock here to enjoy the best attractions of the Adriatic Coast.
Surrounded by a lush public park
and situated along the sea front
, Cattolica's Aquarium is an original futurist building dating back to the 30s, whose towering shapes look like the sails of a fleet.
offers guests the possibility to explore guided itineraries across the fascinating mysteries of the sea world
, thus giving them the opportunity to undertake a funny educational journey which is able to offer both adults and children thrilling emotions.
The different sections of the park give visitors the possibility to discover the outstanding sea habitats of our planet
. The so-called Acquapolis
section, provided with giant tanks where different ecosystems are reproduced, contains over 3000 specimen of marine fauna
is dedicated to the evolution of the planet
and its tanks host the most ancient biological species of the earth, the so-called Living Fossils,
such as nautilus and protopterus. Here is the shark tank too
, a big round tank which contains more than 50 specimen of sharks belonging to different species
, which are able to give visitors belonging to every age group thrilling emotions.
Other interesting sections are the one dedicated to both animal, vegetal and mineral Poisons
and their descriptions, the one dedicated to the sounds of the sea
and the outdoor areas, which stage events, shows, exhibitions and outdoor playgrounds
Tel. 0541 8371
Fax 0541 831350
Piazzale delle Nazioni 1/a
47841 Cattolica (RN) - Italy
A14 Motorway, Cattolica Exit.
The park is situated along the seafront of Cattolica, 4 km far from the tollgate.
Get off at Cattolica's railway station. Cattolica's Aquarium can be reached in few minutes by bus no. 125, bus stop no. 71 “Le Navi”.
Rimini Airport, situated 15 km far from Cattolica's Aquarium, is the nearest one; Ancona airport is situated 70 km far; other nearby airports are situated in Forlì and Bologna.