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The Genoa Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Italy and the second largest in Europe after the one in Valencia, Spain.

It is located at Ponte Spinola, in the old port district, and inaugurated in 1992 during the Colombiadi Expo celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.

The tour lasts about 2 and a half hours and covers a total area of over 10,000 square metres with a route meandering among 40 tanks housing the natural environments of different individual species.

The facility is not only home to marine species, but also to rainforest and freshwater animals. not only sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins, but also plants and reptiles and even a special area dedicated to hummingbirds.

On July 26th, the Genoa Aquarium inaugurated the Cetacean Pavilion, four open-air tanks that, in addition to providing more space for the dolphins, allow visitors to admire them more closely and to listen directly to the sounds and their ways of communication.

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