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To help with choosing accommodation for the conference and to make Your conference experience memorable, our hospitality partner, Convention Bureau Genova has put together a list of recommended hotels for conference delegates and a brochure of sights not to be missed while visiting Genova, as well as a map of the city and surrounding areas.

The Conference will take place in the Albergo dei Poveri building, which houses the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Genoa.

Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. It’s known for its central role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

The city’s once-tatty port area now hosts museums and a number of eating and drinking options. Its old town, too, has had its own far more organic revitalisation, with a bright new crop of fashionable shops, restaurants and bars lighting the way.

To help plan your stay, here are some useful sites:

Google trips

Lonely Planet

Visit Genoa

Planet ware

By plane

The Aeroporto di Genova – Cristoforo Colombo provides several daily flights from other major European cities such as Rome, London, Munich, Paris and Moscow and from Istanbul. From the airport it is easy to take a taxi, rent a car or take a shuttle (bus no. 100, also called Volabus) to the city center.

By train

Genova can be easy travelled to by train from Milan, Turin, Rome and even from France there is a direct train connecting with Nice and Marseille. There are two main train stations in Genova, Brignole and Principe. Brignole serves most local routes and provides access to many bus lines. Principe serves local as well as long distance trains. .

By car

Coming from Milan you can reach Genova via the A7-E62 (approx. 145 km). Mind though that the last part, from Serravalle to Genova, is incredibly twisty, making you wonder if you’re still on the highway or accidentally have taken a wrong turn into a motordrome. It’s therefore advisable to take an alternative route, turning off the A7 at the deviation near Tortona and heading on the A26/A7, following Genova, Ventimiglia, Savona, Voltri; making it a longer (+20 km), but certainly safer and more comfortable trip, unless you want to spice up your journey and observe how (some) Italians drive.

Coming from Turin you can either take the A6/E717 to Savona (137 km) and then go to Genova following the beautiful, but twisty A10 coast highway (an other 45 km) or follow the Genova Piacenza indications you’ll find on the ringroad heading south.

By bus

Genova can be reached via Eurolines coach from many European countries. Long distance buses also run from Nice.