Acquario di Genova is located right in the old town of Genoa: the Old Port.
Take the “Genova-Ovest ” highway exit and then proceed towards the centre for around 2 km (Via Milano – Via Gramsci). You will find the car park 50 meters before Piazza Caricamento underpass on your right.
– Bus numbers 1, 12 and 13 all have their terminus in front of the Aquarium.
From Genoa Piazza Principe railway station, the Aquarium can be reached:
– in 10/15 minutes on foot
– by taking bus no. 1 to Piazza Caricamento;
– by underground direction Brignole (closest stop San Giorgio station).
From Genoa Brignole railway station, the Aquarium can be reached:
– by taking bus no.13 to Piazza Caricamento
– by underground direction Brignole (closest stop San Giorgio station).
The Aquarium is 7 km from Genoa “Cristoforo Colombo” Airport:
– approx. a 15 minute taxi ride away
– approx. 30 minutes by the Volabus coach service to Piazza De Ferrari and then a short walk away along Via San Lorenzo.
How much is the entrance to the Aquarium?
Vai su Go to “Plan your visit” and find you ticket price. .
What are the Aquarium opening hours?
Check our daily opening hours.
What facilities are available within the Aquarium?
Here is a list of the facilities you can find inside the Aquarium:
– Toilets with baby-changing facilities;
– A staffed cloakroom, where visitors can deposit items of clothing, luggage and helmets (for a fee);
– A coffee bar;
– Gift shop;
– Lift for disabled visitors;
– Rest areas;
– Hot and cold drinks machines;
Try the new free App that allows you to organize your visit to the Aquarium, planning the journey from home and buying the tickets online. Inside the Aquarium you can receive pieces of information thanks to 25 beacons , low-frequency Bluetooth chips, placed along the exhibition route.
What facilities are available in the Old Port of Genoa?
In the Old Port Area are located parking, restaurants and bars, ATMs, toilets.
Click here to download the map of the Old Port of Genoa.
What is not permitted to do?
Within the Aquarium it is forbidden to:take photographs using a flash, take video footage using supplementary lighting, eat or drink anywhere along the exhibition route, admit animals, except for guide dogs for blind people.
Is photography allowed?
During your visit you’re welcome to take pictures for your personal use only. Please turn off your flash when taking photographs inside the Aquarium.
Can I take videos?
Yes but you’re not allowed to use supplementary lights.
Where is the nearest parking lot?
IThe closest parking lot is in front of the Aquarium and provides 155 seats (for a fee). For further information please check the “Parking” section.Click here.
Can I book a parking space?
You cannot reserve a parking space, but within the Old Port Area there are other parking lots covered and uncovered. Click here for more information.
Motorcycle parking is allowed in the parking lot of the Aquarium?
No. Free parking spaces are available, however, for motorcycles in the area in front of the Aquarium. Click here for more information.
Do you have any scheduled shows?
Within the Aquarium shows are not offered, but you can interact with the staff during the feeding of some animals at various locations throughout the visitor pathway.
To know the timetable of the speeches, please go to the next question.
What are the schedules of the staff presentations?
SHARKS BAY: Wednesday, Frida, Sunday at 2:45 p.m.
CETACEANS PAVILION : underwater floor – Nursery tank: every day at 11:30 a.m.
CETACEANS PAVILION : underwater floor – Main pool: every day at 2:15 p.m.
CETACEAN PAVLION: upper floor: every day at 12:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m
PADIGLIONE BIODIVERSITA’: area Blue Safari: martedì, giovedì e sabato alle 14:45
BIODIVERSITY PAVILION : aBlue Safari Area: every day at 10:45 a.m.
SEALS ISLAND : second floor – every day at 3:00 p.m.
Please note that times may be changed without prior notice.
Can I leave and re –enter in the day for free?
No, you cannot exit and re-enter without paying admission again.
May I interact with the animals or dive into the tanks of the Aquarium?
No, it’s not allowed to dive in the tanks with the animals. At the touch pool you can pet the skates, following the recommendation in the panels close to the exhibit.
Do you offer special needs access?
Yes, our buildings and grounds have been designed to provide full access and quality experience for guests with special needs.
Further information can be founD at the “Services” section.
Are pets allowed inside the Aquarium?
No, within the Aquarium it is forbidden to admit animals, except for guide dogs for blind people.
How do I get to the Aquarium?
Further information can be found at the “Getting here” section.
Is there a recommended route to follow inside the Aquarium?
Yes, it is indicated by arrows and panels.
How long does it take to see the Aquarium?
An average visit lasts about 2h30’.
Does the Aquarium ticket include also the entrance to the Tropical Garden “Un Battito d’ali” (Wings flapping)?
No, the Tropical Garden “Un Battito d’ali” is along the visitor pathway, but to visit it you need to purchase the ticket at the entrance of the exhibit. Price is 2€ for adults and 1€ for children. The entrance to the Tropical Garden “Un Battito d’Ali” is included in the “Pianeta Acquario” combined ticket.Pianeta Acquario.
Do you have a restaurant at your facility?
Yes, along the exhibition gallery you find the Tender café, the new coffee bar of the Acquario di Genova.
Where can I purchase the Acquario di Genova admission tickets?
We have different options for purchasing tickets:– at the ticket office of the facility;
– online on our website;
– at authorized presale points.
Camper van parking is allowed in the parking lot of the Aquarium?
No, the parking spaces in the Old Port Area do not have places assigned to camper vans.The closest camper van parking area is the Marina Park. For information and reservations please call at +39 010 2510378.
Are there recommended hours to visit the Aquarium?
The entrance to the Aquarium is organized by time slots, whether you book online and you buy your ticket at the ticket office, to enable an optimal management of flows.
However, during the high season, most visitors tend to concentrate in the middle of the day.
So, to enjoy the best the visit, we recommend in these periods (long weekends, feast days) to choose the earliest times of the morning or those from mid-afternoon onwards.
The Aquarium parking is open daily 24 hours on 24.
Total 167 seats and 4 seats for the disabled.
Parking rates (car)
|€2,20||hour||from 7:00 to 24:00|
|€1,20||hour||from 24:00 alle 7:00|
Night-only subscriptions are available (from 19:30 to 8: 00), valid for 30 days, at a cost of € 50.
You cannot reserve a parking space, but within the Old Port Area there are other parking covered and uncovered.
For further information please contact [email protected]
Parking rates (camper van)
The parking spaces in the Old Port Area do not have places assigned to camper vans.
The closest camper van parking area is the Marina Park. For information and reservations please call at +39 010 2510378
Acquario di Genova is a structure that is continually evolving. The facilities are excellent and catering to the needs of all our visitors is a top priority. For this reason, a range of services and facilities have been made available along the exhibition routes that we hope will enable visitors to enjoy and make the most of their time with us.
For this reason, a range of services and facilities have been made available along the exhibition routes that we hope will enable visitors to enjoy and make the most of their time with us.
Staffed cloakroom where visitors can deposit items of clothing (€2 per item ) and luggage (€2 per piece). Here, child backpack carriers are also available, free of charge, for use during your visit.
Guide book (in English, French, German and Spanish) can be purchased at reception desk and gift shops (price €3.50)
Souvenir photo You can have a souvenir photo at the beginning of your visit.
Gift shop. Two gift shops – one midway and one at the end of the exhibition route – are available for you to buy original items available exclusively at the Aquarium.
Tender cafè.The modern coffee bar that provides the opportunity to taste a local specialty, the famous “focaccia genovese”.
Gusto a Bordo. Our new Edutainment Restaurant
Also on site:
Toilets with baby-changing facilities.
Lift for disabled visitors.
Rest areas and hot and cold drinks machines.
Old port area facilities
Parking. The Aquarium parking is open daily 24 hours on 24. Total 167 seats and 4 seats for the disabled. Within the Old Port Area there are other parking covered and uncovered.
Click here for more information
Map of the Old Port of Genoa with the information and services.
Inside the Aquarium it is forbidden to:
– take photographs using a flash unit;
– take video footage using supplementary lighting;
– eat or drink anywhere along the exhibition route;
– admit animals;
– throw anything into the tanks;
– knock on or hit the glass incorporated in the exhibits;
– feed the animals;