The exact address for the conference site is
Here is a map (available in ps or gif format) of the pedestrian walk to the conference site from nearby hotels.
If you want to take a bus here are the bus numbers (all of them have also a stop close to Brignole train station), according to the official timetable.
La Capannina: 42
Sauli/Verdi: 17,18,19,20 (and others)
Changes in bus services are possible because of ongoing street works, so please
check at your hotel.
Genova has a mild and warm climate. In June the average diurnal temperature
ranges from 18 to 25 C at the sea level.
Prices in hotels and restaurants, and taxi fares as well, are calculated to
include taxes and service. A tip is therefore at the customer's discretion.
The Old City of Genoa consists of a Medieval picturesque city centre
around the port and of modern quarters which expanded along the coast and
on the hills behind.
An attractive scenic view of the ancient and modern city is offered to the tourist from Castelletto, on the top of the hill, where, on the 10th century, a wall and fortification were built for the defence of the city.
An impressing view of the port can be enjoyed as well.
Charming and fascinating is the elegant and artistic street of via Garibaldi, lined with a series of palaces of the Genoese Renaissance, with scenic and typical interior gardens and courtyards.
Dominating Piazza De Ferrari, the real heart of the city, the present form
of this building is the result of restoration and additions carried out in
the 16th and 17th centuries on the Palace of the Commune built in the 13th
century. Its appearance, notwithstanding the different periods of
construction, is harmonious and elegant. At present the Palace is one of the
most significant examples of restoration and reclamation of public
buildings. It is used
as a cultural centre for congresses and exhibitions. The hall is well
equipped with restaurants, coffee shops, shops of antics, library,
bookshops, and it is a link between Piazza De Ferrari and Piazza Matteotti.
The Cathedral of San Lorenzo was already in use in 878.
Remodeling and additions in the later centuries led to the present
architectural feature. Enchanting is piazzetta S. Matteo, surrounded by
the palaces of the Doria families, which maintains its medieval atmosphere
almost untouched. In the same area, next to Porta Soprana (St. Andrew Gate),
is the House of C. Columbus, where he is said to have spent his early
youth. Within the Old City the Basilica of S. Maria Assunta, by Galeazzo
Alessi (1566) and the Church of S. Donato (13th century), stand out with
The Aquarium of Genoa is the largest marine park in Europe, endowed with 48
tanks which reproduce sea and land environments and more than 100 tanks
used for acclimatising and care the animals. It acts as a pivot on the city
and the world of science and as an excellent structure for leisure time as
well. Its main goal is making people aware of the issues related to the
preservation of marine ecosystem by getting to know animal species and
their habitats. Consequently this approach provides an educational
image of the marine park.
A tour by boat can reveal the complicated management of the stretch of
coast along which the Port of Genoa has developed its structures. The old
Port, revitalized as a cultural and leisure centre, the bulk and general
cargo terminals, the cruise terminal, the multi-purpose terminal and the
Voltri Terminal Europe, in a strong position to achieve the function of
Mediterranean container feeder port, could be visited by boat.