Aquarium in Genoa

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Genoa Aquarium is the biggest in Europe and one of the most important worldwide, and with one and a half million visitors each year it is one of Europe's leading cultural attractions.

The Aquarium's 70 tanks reproduce marine and terrestrial habitats from throughout the world and provide a home for more than 6000 animals belonging to 600 different species. While it is first and foremost a tourist attraction, the Aquarium also has a mission to increase public awareness of environmental problems.

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The galleon

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The galleon "Neptune", the principal setting for Roman Polanski's film "Pirates" is the fruit of several years' research and hard work. Intended originally as no more than a simple "floating stage", through the impetus given by the film producer Mr Tarak Ammar is turned into an authentic three-master of some size (62 metres long by 16 metres wide) capable of sailing on the high seas at a speed of 5 knots. Building the "Neptune" took two years and cost 8,2 million dollars. The galeon was assembled in Tunisia and launched in march 1985. Carthago films decided to convert the more..

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The Sea and Navigation Pavilion

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It is a permanent exhibition with mock-ups illustrating different aspects of seafaring life over the centuries. On display: the 17th-century trader's house, with Flemish and Italian furniture and paintings and books of maps printed in Antwerp; a street of the old Genua with its sefaring craftsmen's shops; a 19th-century shipyard with the carpenter's shop, the drawing room and the offices. Also on display: models, paintings, riggings and instruments. A room devoted to weapons and armours in being arranged.

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