The Cattolica aquarium

Cattolica is home to the largest Aquarium in the Adriatic, and the second largest in Italy. With an Area of 110,000 square metres, the Aquarium of Cattolica includes an Exhibition space with Aquarium and display tanks that host 3,000 specimens from over 400 different species, and a large outdoor Park. Take a visit to the Aquarium of Cattolica through its 4 different paths. The blue itinerary presents the history of our planet together with its biological evolution, showing us a variety of exhibits with species that today have still managed to survive after millions of years, like Sharks, now considered to be living fossils.

Your visit will be an underwater trip round the World, starting from the Mediterranean and continuing through the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, until we reach the splendid multihued Coral Reefs of the Red Sea, inhabited by a host of brilliantly coloured organisms.

Here all the tanks of the Aquarium must be examined very carefully, above all the smallest ones, which recreate various different environments in minute detail with a wealth of life forms and mystery, making it not only a fascinatingly beautiful place to visit but also an ideal place for observation and knowledge, allowing us to come into closer contact with a World that sometimes seems far too distant. At the Aquarium of Cattolica, you can also meet the smallest Otter in the world, the Asian Small-Clawed Otter, a Mammal with a playful temperament found in the marshes of Bangladesh and other Asian countries. It is kept company by the dwarf caiman from South America, perhaps the smallest specimen of Alligator in existence.

A specific section of the Aquarium is dedicated to the species that live between Land and Water. In these display tanks, there are Reptiles, Insects and Exotic Amphibians, such as colourful Chameleons, Geckos and Iguanas.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the daily feeding of the Sharks, Penguins, Otters and Pelagic Stingrays, accompanied by the Aquarium’s Biologists, or spend a whole night face-to- face with the Bull Sharks, sleeping in front of their tank.

NEW!!! A face-to-face encounter with the mighty Reptiles of prehistory awaits you at The Aquarium of Cattolica. Set off for a journey back in time to 65 million years ago.