Discovering marine ecosystems
Located on the seafront, a stone’s throw from the scenic Terrazza Mascagni, the Aquarium of Livorno is a large window to the marine world, which is still all too often poorly understood. The impressive two-storey structure allows you to discover different underwater environments and take a leap into the world of insects, amphibians and reptiles.
Open for most of the year from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., the Aquarium offers tours of various different exhibition spaces on the ground floor. These include the stunning tunnel that gives the illusion of being underwater, the large touch pool populated by stingrays and turbot flatfish, and insights into the important topic of plastic pollution. The real stars of the aquarium are the green turtles named Ari and Cuba, who you can admire up close.
On the first floor, you can observe chameleons, millipedes, stick insects and horned frogs. Be sure to stop by the Greco-Roman Archaeological Marine Area, a large pool containing a reproduction of a Roman shipwreck. You can end your visit on the panoramic terrace enjoying breath-taking views of Livorno’s seafront.
The Aquarium also organises an array of educational activities for children, such as special behind-the-scenes tours, birthday parties for children aged 4 to 12, educational workshops for schools and, for adults, corporate events, gala dinners and meeting spaces.