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Aquarium of Genoa
Aquarium of Genoa

Aquarium of Genoa

Ponte Spinola, Genoa, Italy, 16128

The Basics

The Aquarium of Genoa was part of a redevelopment project of the city completed in 1992, the 500th anniversary of native son Columbus’ landing in the New World. The visitor-friendly Old Port (Porto Antico) area boasts beautiful views of the city and Ligurian Sea.

Some tours include skip-the-line entry to the very popular aquarium. To see more of Genoa’s landmarks, book a hop-on hop-off bus tour and access additional city sights such as the historical palaces of Via Garibaldi.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Genoa

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Great value for money for short stay visit-Genoa
Johan1412, Nov 2019
Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
We enjoyed the Hop on Hop off route in Genoa. Being on a cruise and having limited time this is still the most ideal way of maximizing the time available to experience as much as possible
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Great staff
dustyfeathers, Oct 2019
Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The bus was in a good location for us, the staff was very friendly and helpful there were plenty of stops and good timing.
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My Italian Tour
Arthur J, Oct 2018
Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
This was an awesome experience and the sights were out of this worldHighly recommended !!The bus was great too and the tour guide explained things well - in English too !Hats off to Viator !Alliverderci

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Allow roughly three hours to visit the entirety of the Aquarium of Genoa, including taking in its panoramic harbor views.

  • The aquarium is a great place to take the children for a day.

  • Elevators are available inside the aquarium for those with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

The Aquarium of Genoa is located a short walk from the San Giorgio metro stop in the heart of Genoa. Alternatively, guests can take city bus 1, 12, or 13 to the Turati stop.

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When to Get There

TheAquarium of Genoa is open 365 days a year from 8:30am to 9pm. Check the schedule online or in person to make sure you catch the animal feedings and staff presentations that interest you. Genoa is a popular destination during the summer, so avoid crowds and visit during the shoulder seasons.

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More Than Just an Aquarium

The Aquarium of Genoa complex features a number of exhibits in addition to the aquarium. Visit the Galata Museum to see the largest maritime exhibit on the Mediterranean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the city of Genoa on the Bigo Panoramic Lift, which raises visitors more than 130 feet (40 meters) over the water. Discover a diverse and fragile ecosystem of tropical flora and fauna in the Biosphere, a giant steel-and-glass globe designed by eminent Genoese architect Renzo Piano.

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