A Weekend in La Superba (Genoa) – The Genoa Aquarium

We had a wonderful time at the Genoa Aquarium, one of the largest in Europe.

Genoa Aquarium

Genoa Aquarium

Located in the Porto Antico area, the Acquario di Genova is a delight for kids and adults alike. It is one of the most popular attractions and can get quite cacophonous indoors (with kids screaming in wonder and glee :)).

I spent considerable time observing the manatees (munching on cabbage, I think). Junior was marveling at almost everything that swam :). I think that his personal favorites were the seals and the bottlenose dolphins. Mr. Husband loved the penguins and their antics.

Where's my lunch? Manatees at the Genoa Aquarium.

Where’s my lunch? Manatees at the Genoa Aquarium.

Cool blue. Dolphin at the Genoa Aquarium.

Cool blue. Dolphin at the Genoa Aquarium.

Get set go! Penguins at the Genoa Aquarium

Get set go! Penguins at the Genoa Aquarium

The jellyfish transported us into an entirely different world – a magical one. Delicate, fragile, simply beautiful.

Oh so delicate and fragile! Jellyfish at the Genoa Aquarium.

Oh so delicate and fragile! Jellyfish at the Genoa Aquarium.

Jellyfish. Genoa Aquarium.

Jellyfish. Genoa Aquarium.

Simply stunning. Jellyfish, Genoa Aquarium

Simply stunning. Jellyfish, Genoa Aquarium

Junior was thrilled to see the clown fish and other aquatic creatures from “Finding Nemo”. As we walked from one tank to another, our favorite line was “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming”.

"Finding Nemo", at the Genoa Aquarium

“Finding Nemo”, at the Genoa Aquarium

In summary, a delightful morning in Genoa.

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