Happy Hour with Turtles

From EUR 18

Enjoy the evening meal of some of the special guests who are being treated at the Cestha Center (Experimental Center for Habitat Protection), a non-profit research organization, whose mission is environmental protection.

The Research Centre, composed of researchers and specialists from the natural sciences, marine biology and veterinary medicine, deals with conservation programmes for endangered species and the promotion of sustainable management activities.

Your visit to the Marine Fauna Recovery Centre, located in the complex of the ancient Fish Market in Marina di Ravenna, converted in recent years into a marine research centre, will be led by this very team of biologists.

The experience is suitable for everyone and takes place in the context of environmental education, to raise awareness of today's issues: waste, proper use of plastic and respect for the environment.

You will meet up close the turtles now being treated at the centre, learn about their history, clinical diagnosis, healing process and release into the sea. Finally, for those who wish, it will be possible to experience the thrill of actively participating in the daily feeding of some of the patients.

The contribution of participation in this activity is aimed at supporting the fish fauna housed there, such as the turtles that are the protagonists of this 'experience'; but it also has another important and very heartfelt purpose: that of forming in all of us, starting from an early age, an environmental awareness that will accompany us and grow over time.

In addition, the income will enable the Centre to bear the many expenses involved in managing this particular 'hospital', such as the cost of medicines, therapies and specialist veterinary examinations. In fact, the Centre supports itself thanks to its dissemination initiatives, as it receives no public funding for the care and management of sea turtles.

From EUR 18

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Saturday at 5.30 p.m. (italian only)

Meeting point:

Via Molo Dalmazia 49
Marina di Ravenna, 48122 (RA)

Indications: The Recovery Centre is located in the port area of Marina di Ravenna, about 14 km from the city centre and can be reached by Bus 70 (catching it at the Ravenna train station and getting off at Marina di Ravenna Traghetto stop and walking for 2 minutes) or by Taxi (0544 33888)


1 hour


Included in the price:

- visit to the Marine Wildlife Recovery Center
- meet up close the turtles
- the daily meal of the turtles


- Italian only
- English upon request



  1. Via Molo Dalmazia, 51, Marina di Ravenna