A sea to discover only 15 minutes by car from Suites Marilia.
An aquarium must not be thought simply as a space delimited by glass walls, but it should be seen as a window on a world that is largely unknown to us. It is difficult therefore to consider it like a painting or a photograph. Here the observer must in fact face the constant challenge of a panorama that changes over time, bursting with life and with protagonists that - when patiently watched - reveal their secrets and most representative patterns of behaviour.
Acquario di Livorno is located in a building of a great historical, artistic and architectural value for the city, and enjoys a splendid location on the seafront promenade of Livorno within the famous Mascagni Terrace.
The historical and artistic prestige of the aquarium building is closely linked to important characteristics of the surrounding area, like the Etruscan Coast, with its archaeological attractions, the Tuscan Archipelago and the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, of which this stretch of coast is a part.
On the ground floor: 33 tanks, a tunnel, a touch pool, the jellyfishes and at the first floor an area dedicated to insects, amphibians and reptiles where are admirable the fascinating leaf cutting ants.
The itinerary combines marine environments and a series of exhibits with an exhibit at first floor dedicated to the world of insects, amphibians and reptiles.
Acquario di Livorno offers visitors exhibits on two levels:
Ground floor: aquatic itinerary featuring a full immersion into nature with reconstructions of different marine environments.
first floor: an exhibit dedicated to discover the beauties and curiosities of the world of insects, amphibians and reptiles that from the 24 march 2018 guests a anthill with fascinating leaf cutting ants. From first floor it is possible to acced to the Panoramic Terrace to admire the beauties of the sea promenade and the islands of the Tuscan Arcipelago.
The visit to the exhibit at first floor is included in the entrance ticket.
Before going upstairs to discover insects, amphibiants and reptiles, the final part of this enthralling voyage to discover the wonders of the sea is the Greek-Roman archaeological Area - a large tank visible from four different sides - containing a reproduction of a Roman shipwreck.
Here you can rest and admire the natural “show” of the Mediterranean Sea reproduced in the tank, sitting on the auditorium steps situated one of its main sides. You can admire the great sea bass exemplary, the rockfishes and the snappers who constantly patrol the dry environment reproduced in this tank.
NEW 2019 - THE KELP: THE SUBMERGED FOREST
Kelp is an Anglo-Saxon term that indicates several species of Macroalgae ablo to grow in height for several meters, to form a real submerged forest. Each forest can be made up of several algae species, among which the best known is Macrocystis pirifera or focus known to the population as the extracts are widely used in cosmetics. The amount of animal special that can be found in this habitat is incredible. Species specifically occupy the various level of the water column, from the bottom to surface. These environments are mainly distributed in the temperate and polar areas of the oceans, even if one is present near the tropical coast of Ecuador.
You can conclude your visit with the panoramic terrace with view on the sea promanade and the beauties of the fascinating islands of the Tuscan Arcipelago.
For extra infos and prices visit the site : Acquario di Livorno