Close encounters
Sharks, Penguins, Trigons and Jellyfish are just some of the many protagonists of this exciting path. The blue entrance is an immersion in the history and biological evolution of the planet: some tanks host species still surviving after millions of years, such as the great sharks considered living fossils. It is a journey around the world but under the surface of the water! From the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans to the splendid and colorful coral reef of the Red Sea, populated by colorful organisms. All the tanks of the Aquarium reveal wonders! The smaller ones recreate different ecosystems, rich in life and mystery. The Aquarium becomes not only a fascinating place, but an environment of observation and knowledge that allows man a greater contact with the marine world.

Shark tank
The protagonists of the Cattolica Aquarium are the Sharks that can be admired in the large central tank of 700,000 liters of water where bull sharks and nurse sharks live together.
The relationship between man and Condritti has always been balanced despite competition and fear. However, in recent decades many species have been classified at risk due to the increase in the human population, the technological development of fishing and navigation, and environmental degradation.
The characteristics that have allowed sharks to adapt to the evolution of planet earth are the same that make them vulnerable to the negative effects of human action.

Species at risk due to their threatened habitat, the Humboldt penguin species originates from the temperate coasts of Peru and Chile, where temperatures vary between –3 ° C to +24 ° C. The adult specimens reach 60 Cm in height and 5 Kg in weight and can live up to 20 years. They feed mainly on molluscs, sardines and Krill, which hunt within 30 m of depth and always remain in groups.
Sexual maturity occurs between 2 and 7 years and usually form a fixed pair throughout life. They normally lay 2 eggs which are hatched for 42 days by both individuals.
Aloo, Keema, Chapatti, Masala, Bahji, Tikka, Rogan, Josh, Lalla, Babba, Smoking and Yuki, the Humboldt penguins of the Aquarium, come from structures that deal with safeguarding and conservation. They can be recognized from each other by a colored ring.

Jellyfish, mysterious and fascinating organisms that none of us would ever want to meet if not visiting an aquarium, are 90% made of water and have a parachute-shaped body that reaches 40 cm in diameter and a series of stinging tentacles with who catch their prey. In the first four portholes you can follow the life cycle of the Four Leaf Clover Medusa, very common in the Mediterranean. This jellyfish has a soft, gelatinous cup-shaped umbrella, the edge of which appears frayed due to the presence of numerous and short hollow tentacles.
In the last porthole the jellyfish Cassiopeia andromeda, which lives resting on the sandy bottoms of the sea depths and wanders silent without being able to defend itself, because it has no stinging tentacles.

The tactile tub
The Touchpool, or tactile tank, houses several organisms of which the largest are the Trigoni or Dasyatis violacea - so called for their brown-violet coloring tending to black - which can reach a width of 80 cm and a maximum length of 190 cm. The stingrays also live in the Adriatic Sea, feed on jellyfish, squid, crustaceans and fish and, like their relatives sharks, have a cartilaginous skeleton.
Some stingrays housed in the tank were born in the Cattolica Aquarium. Thanks to their docile nature, the public has the opportunity to caress them quietly, under the eyes of the experts, while paying attention to the mouth and tail. In fact, at the end of the tail they have a poisonous sting which is used in case of defense. For safety reasons, the spike is periodically severed in an absolutely painless way.

... and then the YELLOW ENTRANCE - GREEN ENTRANCE - PURPLE ENTRANCE all to be discovered:

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Mon 24 May 2021
To all dear friends of Fabio,
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, by the desire of the sisters Laura and Daniela Filippello, the city of Gabicce Mare organizes the meeting "Fabio Filippello ... at MG, his land of conquest" in his honor every two years.

We are still waiting to know when our traditional MG meeting will take place.

We hope that this health emergency will allow us to organize the gathering as soon as possible, perhaps planning the postponement from 6 to 12 September 2021.

If, on the other hand, it is possible to organize for the already scheduled date - from May 24th to 30th, it will be our pleasure, within the month of March, to send all participants the information for pre-booking.

The 2021 program will be full of events: parties, skill competitions and the traditional gala dinner, which will also be attended by the sisters Laura and Daniela. The evening will be an opportunity to remember the most salient and exciting moments of the past.

The traffic police will be, as usual, at the head of the meeting, whose role is and has been fundamental in all these years, the photos depicting Fabio "escorted"

It will be an opportunity to remember the most beautiful years of the dear friend, spent by the sea, in the hills of the Marche-Romagna hinterland, accompanied by music, good wine and typical local gastronomic products.

An affectionate greeting from Laura & Daniela Filippello, Angelo Serra, Letizia Vincenzetti
Fri 04 Jun 2021
IMPORTANT NEW "Create your Rainbow Cycling Week"
from 1 April (..and this is no joke) all the routes of the Rainbow Cycle Tourism Week will be "darts" as scheduled and therefore you will be able to participate in the Contest independently at any time of the season, even outside the programmed Weeks or with your group of friends.
In Analogue mode, you will be able to validate departure and arrival at one of the partner hotels while in digital mode, all you have to do is cycle on the route of the day, activating the registration on Strava.
At the end of your week, if you finish at least 5 of the 7 courses, you will be rewarded by our Team
What do you think about it? See you on the street?

In order to enjoy our territory on the bike, we have modified the historical event by accentuating the "Tourist" character. The departure will be in the French way, therefore free departure and you will follow the route of the day each at the pace that you deem best. You participate in total autonomy along the routes of the stage, at your preferred speed and pace, following the arrows in the color of the day. The roads are obviously open to traffic and the highway code is in force.

The black route will be the QUEEN STAGE of the event.

Instead of the time trial, there will be the spectacular KING OF THE MOUNTAIN Gabicce Mare - Gabicce Monte.

You will be able to participate in "ANALOGUE" mode starting from 08:00 to 10:00 following the arrows or the Gpx track, considering that you must return to Gabicce by 14:00 You will have to endorse the Participation Book at the start, at the "turning point" in the stage location and in the finish area showing the mileage on your cycle computer.

But the simplest will be the “DIGITAL” Mode Strava Contest. You can register for the Contest through your Strava account:

The departure of each stage is autonomous "French style", follow the arrows or the Gpx track, considering that you must return to Gabicce and close the stage by 19:00

In the Start Zone you activate the recording of the track on your device
Follow the stage with your preferred times and pace
Once back in Gabicce, "close" the track in the Arrival Area
If you don't have a Strava account, you can still create a free one when signing up.