4th workshop on

Expressiveness in Concurrency

8-12 September 1997

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Travel Information

Venue of the Conference

EXPRESS 97 will be held at Hotel Regina Elena in Santa Margherita Ligure. The full address of the hotel is:

Hotel Regina Elena
Lungogmare Milite Ignoto 44, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), Italy
Tel. +39 185 287003, Fax +39 185 284473

How to reach Santa Margherita Ligure

By plane

The nearest airport is the International Airport "Cristoforo Colombo" of Genova (GOA), which is well connected to the main European cities. Santa Margherita Ligure is located about 25 Kilometers from Genova and it is connected by train from the Brignole railway station of Genova. To reach the Brignole railway station from the airport, you can either take a taxi or a shuttle bus.
The taxi leaves from the exit of the airport, takes about 20 minutes, and will cost you about 30,000 Italian Lira.
The shuttle bus is called AMT-Volabus, it stops in front of the airport and leaves in coincidence with (a group of) flight arrivals. In other words: one departure serves two or three flights, and it usually waits if the last flight is late. It takes about 30-35 minutes to reach Brignole, and will cost you 4,000 Italian Lira. The bus ticket is sold on board.
Please notice: On the way from the Airport to Brignole, the shuttle bus makes an intermediate stop in Piazza Principe, the other main railway station of Genova. Do not exit there. You must exit at Brignole, which is the "Capolinea" (Terminal) of the bus.
Once you have reached Genova Brignole, take a train to Santa Margherita Ligure. The cost of the ticket is about 5,000 Italian Lira. The frequency of the trains vary from half-an-hour / one hour depending on the time of the day. The trip takes about 20 minutes.

Another possibility is to reach Milano by plane, then by bus to Milano Centrale railway station, and then take a train to Genova (see next paragraph).

By train

Piazza Principe and Brignole are the main railway stations in Genova: 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. Brignole station (from which all trains to Santa Margherita depart) can be reached by bus or by train.

By car

Santa Margherita can be reached via highway A12 (Livorno-Genova). The exit is Rapallo. Then follow indications for Santa Margherita-Portofino. The participants lodged at Hotel Regina Elena have the possibility to use the parking area of the hotel without charge.

When you are in Santa Margherita Ligure

The Hotel Regina Elena is located at about 1 km from the railway station of Santa Margherita Ligure. From the station, you can reach the hotel either
by bus: it leaves from the front of the station, direction Portofino. Tickets must be purchased before entering the bus. They are sold at every "Tabaccheria" and "Edicola" and cost 1,400 Italian Lira.
by taxi: the cost is about 12,000 Italian Lira.
by foot: about 20 minutes walk along the seaside.

Maps, timetables and links

Last Updated: 21 June 1997 by Catuscia Palamidessi