Civic Aquarium of Milan

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Civic Aquarium of Milan
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Civic Aquarium of Milan
Date opened1906
LocationFlag of Italy.svg Viale Gadio, Milan, 20121 Italy
Coordinates45°28′26″N 9°10′51″E / 45.4740°N 9.1808°E / 45.4740; 9.1808Coordinates: 45°28′26″N 9°10′51″E / 45.4740°N 9.1808°E / 45.4740; 9.1808
No. of species100+
DirectorMauro Mariani

The Civic Aquarium of Milan (Acquario Civico di Milano in Italian) is an aquarium in Milan, Italy, and the third oldest aquarium in Europe.[1] Built in 1906 on the occasion of the Milan International, It is the only surviving building from the event.[2][3] Sited on the edge of Sempione Park, the aquarium has over 100 different types of underwater life located in several tanks with a particular attention for the fishes and aquatic vegetation of the Italian seacoasts, lakes, and rivers.[4]

The facade of the aquarium includes a Neptune statue, the Roman god of water and the sea, created by sculptor Oreste Labò.

The aquarium library, which is open to the public, has one of Italy’s most prestigious collection of marine biology publications.



  1. ^ "La nostra storia" [Our History] (in Italian). City of Milan. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Milano e Provincia, Touring Club Italiano, ed.2003, autori vari.
  3. ^ Le città d'Arte: Milano, Guide brevi Skira, ed.2008, autori vari.
  4. ^ "Acquario e civica stazione Idrobiologica Milano" [Civic Aquarium and Marine biology Station of Milan] (in Italian). Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

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