Cattolica Aquarium

The Cattolica Aquarium, opened in 2000, is the largest in the Adriatic Sea and the second largest in Italy. Located in a 110,000-square-meter area, it houses more than 3,000 specimens of 400 different animal species and offers a journey into the Earth's biological evolution and marine ecosystems.

Park attractions

The Cattolica Aquarium offers four thematic routes: Blue, Yellow, Green and Purple. The Blue Trail takes visitors on a journey through Earth's biological evolution among sharks, Humboldt penguins, jellyfish, and stingrays. The Yellow Trail, on the other hand, is dedicated to waterways and allows encounters with otters and caimans. The Green Trail explores the world of exotic animals such as chameleons and snakes. Finally, the Purple Trail hosts the educational exhibition on the world of insects. The admission ticket also entitles the visitor to visit the World of Dinosaurs, a large outdoor exhibit featuring major dinosaur specimens.

Experiences and activities

The Cattolica Aquarium organizes initiatives and events that allow visitors to get in touch with sea creatures and learn more about the Aquarium's protagonists. For example, you can witness the feeding of sharks, penguins, otters and stingrays, or book a Behind the Scenes tour to discover the valuable work behind the tanks or the guided tour The Secrets of the Reptile House to discover reptiles.

Where to eat

Inside the aquarium are food outlets, such as the #Cologne34 snack bar at the end of the Blue Trail, which offers various food and beverages. Outside, on the other hand, is the restaurant of the Pesce Azzurrochain.


Full: from €19.50 (online) Reduced (children 100 to 140 cm, seniors over 65): from € 18 (online) Free: children up to 1 m tall and 100% disabled Reduced 75% disabled and accompanying person: € 19 (only at checkout) Ticket 2nd day: € 5 Possibility of combined tickets with Oltremare and Italia in Miniatura Season passes (including for combinations of parks), group discounts, reduced prices for schools

Additional information

Visitors can take photos and videos without flash for animal protection. Some spaces are available for holding private events, cocktail parties, and buffet dinners.


Places of interest
  • marker Center (Ceccarini/Dante Street)
  • marker Station
  • marker Aquafan
  • marker Cattolica Aquarium
  • marker Fiabilandia
  • marker Italy in miniature
  • marker Mirabilandia
  • marker Overseas
  • marker Rimini Fair
  • marker Palacongressi Riccione
  • marker Riccione Spa
  • marker Riccione Adventure
  • marker Cocoricò disco
  • marker Rimini Spa
  • marker Tollbooth A14 Riccione
  • marker Rimini Airport
  • marker Misano World Circuit M. Simoncelli