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Amusement parks in Emilia-Romagna: open for Xmas holidays

by /// December 6, 2022
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Many people look forward to the Christmas holidays all year round; others can’t wait for them to be over as soon as possible.

Whether you are a lover of traditions and classic family lunches or among the alternatives looking for things to do to avoid them, you can be interested to know that holidays can be fun #inEmiliaRomagna.

How? Adrenaline-pumping attractions (even for the little ones) and wildlife parks await you.

Here are the Amusement Parks in Emilia-Romagna open for the Holidays, where you can have fun from December 4th to January 8th!


Acquario di Cattolica, apertura Natale 2022

In Cattolica, in the largest aquarium on the Adriatic, there are hundreds of marine and terrestrial species.

In the four indoor routes, you can discover the largest bull sharks in Italy, the Humboldt penguins, otters, caimans, boas, pythons, chameleons, seahorses, and thousands of fish and organisms from all the seas of the world.

Alongside the reproductions of the creatures of the abyss, you can also learn to respect the Planet by diving into the Plastifiniamola area.

And during the holidays, from December 26th to January 8th, you can have even more fun with the Christmas settings.


Opening times: December 4-8-9-10-11-18 and from December  26th to January 8th. (opening calendar)
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OLTREMARE (Riccione)

Oltremare, apertura Natale 2022

In Riccione, for the holidays Ulisse, Mia and the other dolphins are waiting for adults and children in the most beautiful Lagoon in Europe.

But the excitement doesn’t end there: you can become a trainer or falconer for a day by booking the interactive programs, go in search of alligators and dinosaurs in the Darwin forest, be amazed by the flight of birds of prey with buzzards, vultures, griffins and owls. or meet barn owls in the Crazy Farm Arena and wallabies in the Australia Experience Area.

Finally, in the Piazza del Parco, transformed into the Port of Christmas, in the company of the mascot Ulisse, you will immerse yourself in an enchanted atmosphere among fir trees, themed sets, face painting, the great lighthouse and thousands of lights, for a sweet and surprising grand finale.


Opening times: December 8-9-10-11 and from December 26th to January 8th. (opening calendar)
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Italia in miniatura, apertura Natale 2022

In Rimini, in the longest-running and most famous miniature park in Italy, you don’t need wings to fly over Italy.

You can tour Italy in just one day thanks to the perfect reproduction of the “Italian boot”, from the Alps to Sardinia.

Monuments, churches, seas, lakes, volcanoes, small trains and inhabited squares, and thousands of miniature trees.

For the Christmas period, everything will be festively decorated, and in the magical Piazza Italia the public will be welcomed with a large Christmas tree, face painting to transform the little guests into their favorite characters and hundreds of lights.

The attractions Venice, Esperimenta and Pinocchio are also included in the ticket.


Opening times: December 4-8-9-10-11-18 and from December 26th to  January 8th (opening calendar)
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FICO (Bologna)

Bologna, Natale da gustare a FICO, ph., CC-BY_NC_SA 3.0

Everything is ready for the upcoming holidays also in Bologna, at FICO Eataly World (acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina), the only theme park in the world dedicated to Italian food, which brings together food and wine culture, nature and entertainment under one roof.

Alongside the usual activities – from Multimedia rides to Gira&Gioca roundabouts, from the animal farm to minigolf, from Hapeland to the many courses – there are many Christmas events not to be missed.

The Christmas Village with ice rink, Super! House: Miraculous at FICO (workshops, activities, dances for children with the Miraculous), the Christmas Markets, the Welcome to the North Pole show (a fantastic journey between the post office, the toy factory and Santa’s house) and finally The Befana stocking, a fun treasure hunt in search of the sweets left by the sweet old lady.


Opening times: December 1-2-3-4-8-9-10-11-15-16-17-18 and from December 26th to January 8th (opening calendar)
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Amusement parks #InEmiliaRomagna, let the party begin!

Info about the Emilia-Romagna's Amusement Parks


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