Additional local information
All public places in Italy (restaurants, bars, shops, offices, DIMA,
hotel corridors, ...) are
----- NON-SMOKING -----
Coming by train
If possible, get to Genova Brignole: it is the "second" by
importance (after Genova Principe) and is very convenient,
especially if your hotel is in the Brignole area!
At the airport
Arriving in Genoa by plane offers a pretty good view of the town:
try asking for a window seat on the right side of the plane (usually
seat F) to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the coast from Portofino promontory to the
airport runway, which is built in the sea (not quite like Osaka airport ;-).
Genoa has a small "cosy" airport, you are likely to walk from your plane
to the airport building. You may find taxis (20-25 euros to get into
or the Volabus 100 (a ticket costs 3 euro and is valid until
midnight on all public
transport in Genoa): here is the timetable. Volabus runs from the
airport to the railway station, Stazione Brignole (which is in Piazza Verdi, and not
Piazza Brignole), close to most of the hotels we indicated.
AMT is the company running all public transport in Genoa: bus, metro,
funicular railway, and even public lifts.
... an AMT ticket can be bought at a newsagent's for 1 euro and is valid on any
trip combination for 90min after being stamped on the bus on the "AMT side".
The AMT ticket also allows one trip on the train in Genoa (Genoa is quite
long and thin: from Genova Voltri to Genova Nervi): it should be
stamped (again) in the station tracks on the "train side".
A day ticket cost 3 euros and is also valid for
Volabus 100 going to the airport.
If you ask for instructions remember to say Via Dodecaneso,
or Valletta Puggia, or Matematica,
Fisica, Chimica, Informatica because there are
many other University buildings in the area
(Engineering, Medicine, ..),
but they are quite far from us.
From Boccadasse to DIMA [Walk map]
From Brignole to DIMA
Two main choices:
bus 45, 86, 87 (7 mins) start from Stazione Brignole, so you may have the
time to ask the
driver to tell you where to get off for Dipartimento di Matematica,
Once it has joined the bus lane down the middle of
a large road (3 lanes each way) notice when it leaves the
large road for a smaller
uphill road on the right (1 lane 1 way): the stop is
after about 250 meters.
C.so Gastaldi/Casa dello Studente,
S. Martino 1/Università,
S. Martino 2/Papigliano
bus 17 (7 mins) (towards NERVI) is slightly more frequent; you
should get out
after about 6 stops -- once it joins the bus lane down the middle of
a large road (3 lanes each way) look out to the right, when you see
the big blue-and-yellow Blockbuster sign get off the bus.
Be careful: do not get in bus 17 if it goes to "de FERRARI" (that's
the wrong direction!)
C.so Gastaldi/Casa Dello Studente,
Reception on Sunday evening
(18:30 from DIMA) 19:00 Villa Spinola, Via Filippo Corridoni 5
the Villa is marked as an orange square in the map above.
Genoa Downtown on Tuesday afternoon
(17:50 from DIMA) 18:30 Piazza De Ferrari by the fountain
guided tour with Prof. Tony Geramita and his book "Medieval Genoa"!
Banquet on Tuesday
20:30 Galata Museo del Mare Porto Antico
Conference location: DIMA
The entrance of DIMA is at the 6th floor (and nothing else is on
the 6th floor), so for the 5th you go
down and for the 7th you go up (you'll understand when you see
it ;-) .... wait until you try the diagonal lifts!
All rooms have computer projector, overhead projector and blackboards
Wireless network (called Issac) by DHCP will cover all 5th
and 7th floor.
For sending mail set your SMTP to pitagora.dima.unige.it;
there is a limit to 10Mb for each mail.
Printing: if you need some (pdf, ps, ..) file to be printed, send
it to print at dima.unige.it with subject issac
and specifying your name (remember the 10Mb limit!).
505 (142 seats) (for the software presentations?)
506 (180 seats) for permanent poster exhibition (+ books and advertisements)
the corridor in front will be the coffee-area (with refreshments available
all the time and a view of the mediterranean sea ;-)
508 (180 seats) for plenary session
509 (180 seats)
712 (16 computers)
713-716 (23-24 seats) rooms for personal discussions
piccionaia (pidgeon house): space above 713-716 with tables,
sockets (220V, 50Hz), blackboards