Genoa (Genova in Italian) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea, Genoa has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean.

Genoa is easily accessible from many Italian and European cities. The town is served by a number of means of transport: scheduled flights, low-cost flights, trains, coaches and ferries. Here you can find some advice on how to get to Genoa.

Visa information

Visitors from some countries will need a visa to enter Italy. Official information is provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

By Air

Genoa’s airport “Cristoforo Colombo” is at 7 Km, 15-minute taxi ride, from the convention center.
Bus: 30 minutes with shuttle bus Volabus (stop De Ferrari) + Metro De Ferrari Stop / S.Giorgio or 15-minute walk, direction Porto Antico.

Genoa is directly connected to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bristol, Bucharest, Copenaghen, Frankfurt, Ibiza, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Moscow, Paris, Tirana, and the main towns in Italy (Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, and Rome).

The major Italian international hubs of Milan (MXP and LIN) are connected to Genoa by train or coach; the hub of Rome (FCO) is connected to Genoa by multiple flights and trains.

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By Train

The main stations are:

Genova Piazza Principe
– 20-minute walk from/to Porto Antico (convention center)
– Bus to Porto Antico: 10 minutes, lines 1 or 9, direction Caricamento / Acquario
– Subway to Porto Antico: 5 minutes, IN Marittima / Principe -> OUT San Giorgio

Genova Brignole
– 35-minute walk from/to Porto Antico (convention center)
– Bus to Porto Antico: 10 minutes, line 13, direction Turati
– Subway to Porto Antico: 5 minutes, IN Brignole -> OUT San Giorgio

Genoa is directly connected by train to Turin, Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Provence, Barcelona, Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Ventimiglia.

Genoa has a peculiar rail transport network. Each city district has its own train station. A high-frequency train continuously connects all the city districts (the bus ticket is valid for boarding this train).

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By coach

There are regular coach services into Genoa from many Italian and European cities (and airports). For more information, please visit the websites of bus companies.

By Ferry

The Port of Genoa is one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Sea basin. Ferries and cruise ships dock right in front of the city center.
Genoa is directly connected to Barcelona, Bastia, Tangeri, Tunisi, Palermo, Arbatax, Porto Torres, Olbia.

Timetable and fares are available on the website of the main navigation companies:

Public Trasportation

The public transport network in Genoa is managed by ATM (Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti).
The city transport system is quite extensive and includes: buses, subway trains, surface trains, ferries, elevators, cable railways, airport shuttles.

Bus route map: pdf

AMT Website:


The conference center has a large car park not far from the venue.
Taxi and pick up points are just in front of the conference building.

If you want to travel by taxi, please contact:

Tel. +39 010 5966

Taxi services are normally operating 24 hours a day.

If you are travelling very early in the morning, or taking a long journey, then it is also recommended to book your taxi in advance by calling one of the taxi companies.

Opening hours in Italy

Throughout the year, apart from holidays, businesses are open at the following hours:

BANKS: Business hours for banks in Italy are from 8:20 am to 1:30pm and from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Banks in Italy are open from Monday to Friday.

SHOPS: Food shops in Italy usually open at 8:00am (other shops at 9:30am) and close for lunch at 12:30am. Afternoon shop opening hours are usually from about 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Most shops open on Saturdays at least in the morning. Few shops are open on Sundays. Large supermarkets and department stores are open all the week from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

PHARMACIES: Pharmacies in Italy generally open at 8:00am to 12:30pm and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Most pharmacies are open on Saturday mornings while it is not usual for them to be open on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays. There is always at least one pharmacy in every area of the town that is open at any time (“Farmacia di turno” in Italian). A sign with the addresses of the nearest open pharmacies is always on the door of every closed pharmacy. An updated list of these pharmacies is published on the Sistema Sanitario Regione Liguria website (click on the PDF icon).