For spending a pleasant Sunday morning the City or "Comune di
Genova" will offer the participants of the conference a free
guided tour in the City on Sunday morning and a free ticket for the
exhbition currently running at Palazzo Ducale on Sunday. More
details later here on the Web-site.
Genoa can be easily reached from the main European towns:
The international airport of Genoa Sestri, "Cristoforo Colombo," was built in the area resulting
from a marine landfill. It includes over 130 hectares (some 52 acres) with a landing strip of 2.5
It has an efficient service of land and air assistance. Genoa's airport is always open and has
the unusual characteristic of being centrally located, only 6 km from downtown Genoa.
It has regular service to principal European cities, with major stopovers in Italy and direct air
connections to and from Genoa for: Barcelona, Frankfurt, Geneva, London (LGW), Milan,
Munich, Naples, Paris, Rome, Trieste, Zurich.
Try to come to Genoa on Saturday. Air travel including a Saturday night stay is often considerably
less expensive then arriving on Sunday.
Daily fast trains connections to the European train network: to/from Milan for
Switzerland/Austria/Germany; to/from Turin for North France/Paris; to/from Menton/Marseille;
to/from Rome/Neaples and Pisa/Florence.
Rapid connections are guaranteed by the TEE, EC and IC trains, and by connections with
convenient times in all directions.
The trains follow the routes of the major highways.
The Ventimiglia-La Spezia line gathers travelers in western Italy, going to Turin via Savona-
Genoa, Milan via Genoa, Parma via La Spezia and joins the Tirrenica line for Rome, Naples and
Liguria is served by the principle international lines, coming from Nice, Moncenisio (near
Turin), Gottardo, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.
The port of Genoa is the most important Mediterranean and transatlantic maritime
headquarters for passengers and merchandise.
Ships arrive from ports in Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Africa and other continents.
Frequent connections are guaranteed on national and Mediterranean routes, also for car ferries
(Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica).
Regular lines travel to the ports of La Spezia, Savona and Imperia. Smaller tourist ports allow
docking of pleasure craft of every size, with optimum installations and services.
New highway spurs put Genoa in communication with the main European highway network: A7
for Milan/Switzerland/Venice/Austria/Germany; A10 for Ventimiglia/Menton/Marseille; A12 for
The official currency in Italy is EURO (€).
Foreign currencies can be converted to Euro's at banks, which are usually open from Monday to
Friday from 8.30 to 13.30 hours. Exchange of foreign money and travellers cheques is also
possible in most hotels.
The weather in Genoa in April is usually mild.
The average temperature is around 18-24°C.
Do not forget a raincoat or umbrella for occasional showers.
Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220V - 50Hz AC.
Main European towns
(distance by highway or train)
Milan, Turin (150 km), Nice (190 km), Florence (300 km), Geneva (400 km), Venice (400 km),
Rome (490 km), Munich (700 km), Naples (700 km), Barcelone (900 km)
(can be dialled free)
police emergency: 112 or 113,
medical emergency: 118
Shopping in Genoa
Most shops in Genoa are open between 9.00 and 19.30 hours.