Italy boasts around 40 licensed zoos and 4 dolphinariums spread across the country. They are highly sought-after vacation destinations , especially when traveling with young children . In this guide, I’ve gathered all the essential information about zoos in Italy to give your Italian vacation a wild touch ! Bioparco in Rome (Lazio) Home to approximately 1200 animals and over 150 species , Bioparco is a gem among zoos.

Historically, zoos often removed animals from their natural habitats, causing significant stress to the animals. However, since its transformation into Bioparco in 1998, the focus has shifted to animal welfare and conservation , adhering to WWF guidelines. Bioparco Website Key Information: Parco Zoo Falconara (Marche) The first zoo I ever visited, and a must-mention! Located at Via Castello di Barcaglione, 10, 60015 Falconara Marittima ( Ancona ), it spans roughly 60 hectares.

Since 2018, it has been part of the most important European zoological collections, marked by the arrival of two Okapi specimens. Key Information: Zoo Safari (Emilia Romagna) Located at Via dei Tre Lati, 2x, 48125 Savio (Ravenna), this zoo offers a safari-like experience. You can explore the zoo aboard a train or in your own vehicle.

Cool! Key Information: BioParco (Sicily) This park, located at Via Amerigo Vespucci, 420 – 90044 Carini (PA), protects over 60 animal species . It features a rich reptile house and a petting farm with rabbits, chickens, donkeys, horses, cows, and more to e.

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