Sea Life Roma

Southern Rome

Over 5000 sea creatures, 30 tanks with more than one million gallons of water, a 360-degree glass tunnel for viewing sharks and stingrays, the list goes on. Set to open in 2019, Rome's grand new aquarium has been under construction for a good chunk of the 21st century (huge new family attractions, like Rome, aren't built in a day...).

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Nearby Southern Rome attractions

1. Roma Convention Centre

0.19 MILES

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’ cutting-edge Roma Convention Centre: La Nuvola (2016) – the largest building to open in Rome in half a century – is a…

2. Palazzo dello Sport

0.27 MILES

This covered stadium was built for the 1960 Olympics and still hosts sporting and entertainment events today, with a capacity of around 12,000.

3. Obelisco di Marconi

0.34 MILES

Done up in faux-Egyptian style, this soaring central EUR obelisk was a favourite of Mussolini's. It features the usual array of buff workers beavering…

4. EUR District

0.34 MILES

This Orwellian quarter of wide boulevards and linear buildings was built for an international exhibition in 1942, and although war intervened and the…

5. Palazzo dei Congressi

0.47 MILES

Rome's Congress Palace was constructed for the 1942 Universal Exposition, and hosted the fencing during the 1960 Olympics. The enormous terrace above the…

6. Museo della Civilta Romana


Wouldn't you know it! The pick of the three seldom-visited museums on this weed-strewn rationalist square is closed for 'renovations'. But just in case it…

7. Genius of Sport

0.53 MILES

Originally titled 'Genius of Fascism' and erected on this site in 1939 as EUR was taking shape, this statue was given the flimsiest of post-war make-overs…