Aquarium of Cattolica

A dip in the marine world? The Cattolica Aquarium is the most important aquarium in the Adriatic. It awaits you with over 100 display tanks and 2,500,000 liters of sea water containing 3,000 specimens of 400 different species. A magical place where nature takes on the guise of beauty and fun with 4 completely covered routes. Thanks to its paths, the Aquarium becomes a valid choice, both on sunny and rainy days. Its rich and diverse product will allow adults and children to have an irresistible experience.


of the aquarium

  • BLUE: with over 100 display tanks populated by 3000 specimens of 400 different species. Sharks, penguins, turtles and jellyfish are just some of the many protagonists of this exciting journey.
  • YELLOW: a journey to discover the waterways. Two tanks, with spectacular settings, to host fascinating protagonists such as the puppies of Caiman and the most tender and playful mammals of the animal world: the Otters.
  • GREEN: dedicated to exotic animals such as chameleons, frogs, insects and snakes in a place full of charm and mystery.
  • PURPLE: useful for discovering the sounds produced by the inhabitants of the seas.

The latest arrivals:
otters and caimans

A journey to discover the waterways. An incredible novelty, caiman puppies and the most playful and tender mammals on the planet: Otters. The Yellow Route thus becomes one of the most important routes of the Cattolica Aquarium, thanks to two tanks of great value, continuing to amaze young and old. The new tanks respond to the mission of the Cattolica Aquarium, which has always been committed to raising awareness and educating the general public in the conservation, management and responsible use of aquatic environments through the knowledge and study of animal species and their habitats.


A little
of history

The Cattolica Aquarium is located inside buildings born in 1932 as a marine colony. Inaugurated in 1934, the structures looked like a real naval fleet ready for launch, with a flagship in the center - the refectory - and two pairs of torpedoes placed at the sides - the dormitories. The project represented the element that for the futurist avant-garde was synonymous with modernity, speed and progress. This architectural work, renovated in 1999 at the behest of the Municipality of Cattolica, and protected by the Ravenna Superintendency for Environmental and Architectural Heritage, represents a unique asset of its kind.