If you are visiting Naples, don't ovelook this little gem. Like Naples itself, it's old and battered - but as somewhere to round off a day's sightseeing it's perfect. My experience has been that both adults and children are spellbound. This from someone who is sensitive to any wildlife kept in captivity of any sort.
Don't expect the vist to last more than half an hour, this is not Seaworld, it's one of the oldest aquariums in Europe with a remarkable history.
You will find if by wandering through Parco Communale, which lies at the centre of the Bay (lots of parking round the park). Enjoy the beautiful trees and the entertainers, and of course the Neapolitans themselves who are amusing, animated and very helpful.
You pay a couple of euros to enter a fascinating world of Mediterranean sea life. Large tanks - with water taken directly from the sea outsided - house a variety of marine life - but you've often got to look closely to find all the hidden gems.
I thought the touchy feely tank for the children was a great idea. Even the adults couldn't resist touching a hermit crab. There's a little gift shop with mugs, keyrings and daft gee-gaws - strictly for the kiddies - but our arty friends loved it all.
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