Departure from set places and continue along the motorway to Verona, Brescia, Piacenza ... Stop along the way. 11:00 / 11:30 the AC arrival in Genoa. Entrance and visit the Aquarium of the largest marine park in Europe. The Aquarium is home to many species such as sharks, penguins, turtles, dolphins in environments that reproduce the habitat of the Mediterranean Sea and Oceans. Free lunch (inside the building there is' a great self-service). In the afternoon meeting with a guide and sightseeing tour of the city. Among the most interesting things to see there: the Cathedral, the House of Christopher Columbus, the first Bank of Italy, the palaces of the Doria family ... out in the late afternoon for the return trip; stops along the way and arriving in the evening at your destination.
CURIOSITY on the aquarium
It is the Aquarium which is the largest variety of ecosystems in Europe and is one of the main Italian cultural attractions. E 'was built to a design by architect Renzo Piano on the occasion of Expo '92, the celebration of the fifth centenary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.
Thanks to its 71 tanks offers visitors the chance to live an adventure in the seas and in aquatic environments most fascinating in the world: from the depths of the Mediterranean in Laguna del Madagascar, from coral reefs to the icy Antarctic waters, from the mangrove forests of the jungle hummingbirds. An exhibition that allows you to get to know the different aquatic environments, to learn to love and respect them.
The Aquarium of Genoa has ushered in a new tank dedicated to the Piranha. The new exhibition area of fresh water is an oxbow lake of the Amazon basin, which is a stretch of forest flooded by the river where the peaceful waters flow between the trunks and roots of trees.
Guests of the new tank, in addition to approximately 300 juveniles of Piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) coming from the aquarium Basel, thanks to the network of exchanges between accredited facilities in order to avoid or reduce the levy in nature, there are also some cleaner fish and aquatic plants of different species.
Another recent addition of Aquarius are the caimans guests to an exhibition that plays "Rivers of the Amazon." The new tank is a trait of the many rivers that run through the Amazon with rocks, tree trunks, aquatic and terrestrial plants and several species of tropical fish. It was designed and built by aquariological and technical staff of the Aquarium of Genoa. Starring the tank are specimens of Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) that come from the zoo in Cologne. The dwarf caiman is the smallest species of crocodile in the world: it reaches a maximum length of 1.7 meters for males and for females 1.2 meters and a weight of about 15 kilograms.
6,000 animals housed in tanks
600 species of animals
200 species of plants
The Vertebrate 2 cm smaller, the Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca)
5 mm smaller the animal, the polyp of the Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)
2.5 meters the largest animal, the Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
20 tons the amount of food consumed in a year by our animals (about 185 Kg per week for all except dolphins, seals and penguins)
54 Kg quantity of fresh salad consumed by our animals every week
50 gram quantities of eggs of Artemia salina, which is necessary for the daily feeding of some guests (for the record, corresponding to approximately 12,200,000 individuals)
1,200,000 visitors who come each year to see the Aquarium
11,000,000 visitors, from October 12, 1993, they came in Aquarius
The 71 display tanks (5 arranged on two levels)
200 tubs of acclimatization and care
2 hours in the average duration of the visit
1,200,000 liters of water contained in the larger tanks
6,000,000 liters water contained in all the tanks of the Aquarium (about 250 tankers!)
330 meters, the length of the structure
100 meters, the length of the Great Blue Ship
10,000 square meters of exhibition space
500 square meters dedicated to the reconstruction of the forest of Madagascar
100 sqm surface of the touch pool (50 meters of perimeter)
25 cm maximum thickness of acrylic bathtubs
160 Km length of the pipes that carry water to all basins
500appartamenti, in comparison is the required electrical power to our systems
250 people working at the Aquarium.
The fee includes
- Travel by luxury coach;
- Support for a guided tour of Genoa;
- The entrance to the Aquarium of Genoa;
- Medical Insurance Santaria.
The fee does not include
Lunch and any other inputs and everything not mentioned in "The fee includes".
Identity Card valid.
The fee was calculated on the basis of a minimum number of 30 participants.
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