Housed in a splendid Liberty-style building (main photo, in a shot by Mauro Mariani), the Civic Aquarium of Milan (Acquario Civico di Milano) is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in Italy. Established in 1906 in occasion of Expo 1906 and restructured in 2006, it hosts 36 pools filled with more than 100 species of fish, living in recreated environments ranging from Lombardy to Italy, to the Amazon. The main focus of the pools is more towards native Italian fish, both fresh and saltwater, especially living in the North of Italy.
Its library is one of the most important resources for marine biology and oceanic studies in Italy (the books are in the Italian language) and this makes the destination especially suitable for people interested in learning about Italy and Lombardy’s water life, including seas, rivers and lakes.
Moreover, the museum is particularly loved by children.
If you speak Italian, you will enjoy this attraction at its best.
Tickets: regular tickets from 5 euro, reductions available.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9 am – 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday.
If you are planning to visit this location on one of the following dates, we recommend you to check the availability: 1, 6 January, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8, 25, 26 and 31 December.
This attraction is included in the Milan Tourist MuseumCard circuit