Congress Centre “Magazzini
Tel: +390 10 595 70
Fax: +390 10 595 85 48
E-mail: [email protected]
– your host city
is proud and shy and doesn’t yield to everybody, to people who pass by in
some faraway places. Genoa reveals herself little by little, and she looks like
a woman you love
and more. Genoa puts a spell on her visitors, for ever. Genoa’s beauty lies in
her magic old
heart of the town, open gate to overseas world, to the Mediterranean sea that
a link between different people, a cultural crossroads of ideas, religious
Genoa’s beauty lies in the hills bowing around her bay like an amphitheatre,
in her vertical
in her luxurious palaces, in the alleys of the medieval city swarming with life,
and present meet. Genoa’s beauty lies in her irregular shape, in her stunning
from East to West, in her outskirts that still retain their distinctive
beauty lies in her sunny Gulf and in her Rivieras, a land of light and winds, a
tangerine orange, oleander red, grey-green olive land.
del Cotone – your host venue
congress venue is located in the authentic heart of Genova, her ancient
Porto Antico. In 1992, to commemorate the great exploit by Christopher Columbus, the
docks underwent an important renovation by Renzo Piano, the world famous Genoese
Thanks to that , the Porto Antico is today a lively and fascinating seafront,
attractions such as Europe largest Aquarium and many others.
Congress Center is located in the XIX century cotton warehouses and still
retains its original
of commercial building. The proximity to Genova’s inner city allows visitors
to discover easily the many art treasures of the city.
is easily accessible from any part of the continent by all means of transport:
most convenient motorway exit is “Genova Ovest” (West Genoa).
train from all major European cities
is best served by the international airport Cristoforo Colombo, situated 5 km
west of the
The airport has direct connnections with all major European cities and airports.
air carrier is Alitalia. Other convenient airport are :
– Malpensa (Italy) 145 km north of Genoa.
the airport, Genoa can be easily reached :
airport Volabus (tickets cost approx. 4 EURO)
taxi (fare approx. 20,00 EURO)
can ask BC Congressi for assistance
in arranging their travel :
most cases, a valid passport is sufficient to enter Italy. Participants from
outside the EEC are
to check the requirements at the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate. The
participants who might have difficulties obtaining a visa, provided all the
forwarded at least three months in advance.
Genoa the weather in April is mild with possible sunny day, with an average daily temperature
has a good bus transportation system, tickets can be bought by tobacconists and
parking is available by the Conference Centre.
cannot be booked but easily found by calling 010/5966.
Italian monetary unit is the Lire. As a member of the European monetary system,
lire will be replaced by the euro. The use of the euro will be a fact at the
time of the congress.
major credit cards (American Express, Diners, Master Card-Eurocard and Visa) are
in hotels, larger stores and restaurants.
are several restaurants offering national and international dishes (self-service,
à la carte,
pizzerias, snack bars) within walking distance of the Congress Centre.
can go shopping everywhere, in the old streets (caruggi) of the historic centre
as well as in
inland trade centres. Just walking along Via Orefici, Via Luccoli, Campetto,
Via Canneto and Sottoripa to find ancient and well established dealer firms or
studios. In the modern centre, the best shopping areas are Via Roma, Piccapietra,
XX Settembre and its surroundings.
the Porto Antico you will find a lot of shops that sel Genoese delicatessen,
records, books and
Monday to Saturday usual shopping hours are 10.00 to 19.00.
water is safe to drink in Genoa.
220 V, 50 Hz.
hour ahead of Greenwich mean time (GMT)
official language of the Congress is English. However, simultaneous translation
Italian will be provided for the plenary sessions.
registration, delegates will receive a congress wallet containing the detailed
abstract book, tourist information, information provided by sponsors and a
notepad and pen.
will also receive a personal envelope with a name badge and optional vouchers (dinner).
badges should be worn by all participants at all times during the meeting and
visiting the exhibition area.
will be organised in the exhibition area. There will be lunch facilities in the
at your own expense. Several restaurants of all categories are located in the
the Congress Centre. The cafetaria of the Congress Centre will be open during
are encouraged to visit the exhibition stands and to recognise the valuable
which these companies have provided towards the congress.
Organising Committee cannot accept any liability. Participants should make their
with respect to health and travel insurance.