The Aquarium of Genova is the largest aquarium in Italy, the second in Europe, after that of Valencia, Spain, and the ninth in the world .
It is located in Ponte Spinola, the ancient port of Genoa from the sixteenth century, and is accessible by train from Genoa Principe, from the metro station "San Giorgio" and from the highway exit Genova Ovest.
The tour of about 2 hours and 30 minutes runs over a total area of 9,700 square meters. The main part (39 aquarium tanks) provides a path among basins that are home to many fish and reptiles, and reconstruct the original natural environments of individual species with obvious educational purposes .
Of particular value are the five large tanks , which can be seen from both floors of the aquarium, housing dolphins, sharks, seals, manatees and turtles as well as countless other species of fish. The dolphins are not always visible to the public because they are moved to by rotation in 3 tanks, of which only one is visible to the public .
Once a month , the Aquarium offers the " Night with the Sharks ", offering a maximum of 35 children per night (aged between 7 and 13 years old) to sleep in front of the shark tank, passing a ' entire night inside the aquarium, to find out all about the nocturnal behavior of its inhabitants.