It is true that we like to travel, take a suitcase and go, as far as possible, but sometimes it takes no time to fly away, with eyes and minds. As our friend Katia, who these days is “vacationing” with her daughter on the Adriatic coast and saw the days a little uncertain decided to visit the Butterfly House & CO in Cervia.
She tells us that it is a large greenhouse, about 500 square meters, was born in 2002 thanks to the collaboration of the City Administration Cervia, Province of Ravenna and the Tourism Council of Emilia-Romagna Region. It is a reproduction of the rain forest, with air condition, where the temperature is around 30° and with a high moisture content useful and vital to the survival of wonderful and colorful butterflies.
Inside thousands of species of butterflies from Africa, Asia, America and Australia, free-living, where they land on flowers and tropical plants. Just gently pull a finger, in this case that of pretty Lara, and there it is, a beautiful butterfly that sits and waits for the photograph before continuing his flight.
For children is a great route to know and appreciate nature and take part in fun workshops, with the creation also of colorful masks to take home in memory of this great experience.
Katia explains that next to the Butterfly House & CO is the House of Insects, where you can admire many species of bees, locusts, beetles, mantises, grasshoppers and other invertebrates, but preferred not to visit for its small phobia.
You can stop even looking at the botanical greenhouse and for those who want to refresh themselves or prepare a nice picnic in the open air there are also areas dedicated to this. So a nice experience in the ecosystem that thanks to the Region and the Municipality of Cervia were able to propose as an alternative to tourists and vacationers.
You ‘ve never been there?
– March, October and November: 9:30 to 12:30 am / 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. ( closed on Mondays ) Saturdays, Sundays and holidays ( all day)
– April, May , and 16th to 30th September: 9:30 to 12:30 am / 2:30 to 6:00 pm ( closed on Mondays ) Saturdays, Sundays and holidays ( all day)
– June, July , August and until 15 September: daily lunch break 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Butterfly House: Full price: € 8 – Reduced * : € 7 Free : children up to 1 meter tall, disabled and carers
House of Insects: Full price: € 6 – Reduced * : € 5 Free : children up to 1 meter tall , disabled and carers
Integrated Butterfly House + House of Insects Full price: € 11 – reduced * : € 9.50
Family ticket ( minimum 2 adults + 2 paying children) : € 35
Groups > 15 paying : with discounted access
Non-school groups Guided tours : guided tour € 30 per 1 hour ( max groups . 30 pax , by appointment only )
* Reduced rate: children from 1 meter in height ( up to 12 years ); over 65; reduction holders Circuit Amaparco ; Owners of a partner card