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A Sea of Nativity Scenes


During  the winter period, visitors can see many handmade Nativity Scenes inside the most beautiful Aquarium tanks; from the amazing Mediterranean Sea to the beauties of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The most amazing Nativity takes place in the Shark Tank. In fact, Sharks  are the principal attraction of the Aquarium: over 50 specimens of 13 different species: ranging from the small Mediterranean varieties to the huge Sand-Tiger Sharks from South Africa, which can even reach up to 4 meters in length. The shark tank is filled with over 700,000 liters of sea water and is populated with 12 sharks and a multitude of pelagic fish. Inside this tank the Holy Family and the pastors are guarded by these big animals.

During the month of December the Cattolica Aquarium is open on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 18th.
Beside this timetable, the Aquarium is open everyday from December 26th to January 8th.


Opening time:

from 9.30 to 18.30
Last admission 2 hours before the closing time



Adults: 18,00 euros
Children over 100 cm tall up to 11 years old, over 65:  14,00 euros
Free entrance for children up to 100 cm tall


Entrance fee payable


  • from 08/12/2011 to 08/01/2012

Contact details

Piazza delle Nazioni, 1 - Phone: (+39) 0541 8371 Acquario Le Navi - [email protected] -
A Sea of Nativity Scenes
Piazza delle Nazioni, 1

43.9700754; 12.724042000000054

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Last update: 14/11/2011
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