CTCS'97, 4-6 September 1997: Travel Information

How to reach Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure is located about 30 Km east of Genova on the railway line Genova-Pisa. Participants are adviced to reach Genova Brignole railway station, and then take a train to Santa Margherita. The frequency of trains vary from half-an-hour to one hour depending on the time of the day. The trip takes about 20 minutes and costs about 5000 Italian Lira.

By plane

The nearest airport is Genova airport, which is connected to the main European cities. To reach Brignole railway station from the airport, you can either take a taxi or a shuttle bus.

Another possibility is to use one of Milano airports: Milano Linate (10 Km from city center) or Milano Malpensa (46 Km from city center). Both of them are connected to Milano Centrale railway station by regular shuttle buses (bus ticket are sold on board). From Milano Centrale there are InterCity trains to Genova almost every hour, the journey takes less than two hours. Few of them may stop also to Santa Margherita.

By train

Genova has two main railway stations Piazza Principe and Brignole: the former is located in the western area of the city, the latter in the eastern area. Some trains from Milano and Torino stop only at Piazza Principe (i.e. those not going to Pisa). However Brignole station can be reached from Piazza Principe station in few minutes by taking any eastbound train.

By car

Take the motorway A12 (Genova-Livorno) and exit at Rapallo. Then follow indications for Santa Margherita-Portofino. Participants lodged at Hotel Regina Elena may use the parking area of the hotel without charge.

When you are in Santa Margherita Ligure

The conference venue is located at about 1 km from the railway station of Santa Margherita, along the road to Portofino:

Hotel Regina Elena
Lungomare Milite Ignoto 44, 16038 S. Margherita Ligure, Italy
phone: +39 (185) 287003, fax: +39 (185) 284473

From the station, one can reach Hotel Regina Elena The other hotels are usually closer to the railway station than hotel Regina Elena.

Maps and timetables


Last Updated: 30 Jul 1997 by Eugenio Moggi