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.

Travel info:

Genoa can be easily reached from the main European towns:

By plane

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 kilometers. 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.

By train

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 the South. Liguria is served by the principle international lines, coming from Nice, Moncenisio (near Turin), Gottardo, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

By ferryboat

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.

By car

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 Livorno/Rome/Naples.

Practicalities

Currency

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.

Weather

The weather in Genoa in April is usually mild. The average temperature is around 18-24C. Do not forget a raincoat or umbrella for occasional showers.

Electricity

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)

Emergency calls

(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.