Travel to Genoa
The airport of Genova Cristoforo Colombo (GOA) is the most rapid and immediate connection with the Italian and European towns.
There are daily direct flights to Roma, Milano Malpensa, Napoli, London Gatwick, London Stansted (very cheap by Ryan Air), Paris CDG, Munich, and Madrid.
By Plane to another Airport
Milan airports, Malpensa (MPX), Linate (LIN) and Orio al Serio (BGY), as well as Pisa airport (PSA) and Nice Côte d'Azur airport (NCE) are also easily reachable from Genova either by car (2 to 3 hours) or by train, and connected to many destinations, also through low-cost companies.
You can take a train to Genova directly from Pisa airport, whereas from Milan and Orio al Serio airports you can take a bus link into Milano Centrale train station and take a train to Genova from there. Daily connections from the airports of Nice Côte d'Azur and Milano Malpensa to Genova "Piazza della Vittoria" (very near to the "Genova Brignole" railway station) are operated by Agenzia Volpi.
The coast is served by the line Ventimiglia-Genova-La Spezia which extends the connections with the Costa Azzurra (Nice) and with the Tirrenian coast (Rome). The lines Genova-Torino and Genova-Milano connect the capital of Liguria with the North Italy and the whole Europe. The main train stations of Genova are "Genova Principe" and Genova "Brignole".
On line timetable is available on the web site of the Italian Railways.
There are motorways connecting Genova to:
- Riviera di Ponente: A10
- Costa Azzurra: A10
- Riviera di Levante: A12
- Milano: A7
- Torino and Valle d'Aosta: A26
which are in turn connected with the Italian and European network.
Reaching Nervi and the School Venue
The school venue is "Scuola Collegio Emiliani dei Padri Somaschi", via Provana di Leyni, 15, Genova Nervi, the eastmost suburb of Genova.
From the airport: you can reach the town center with the city bus n. 100 Volabus which arrives at Genova Brignole train station.
The airport is in the west part of the town (approx 20 km from Nervi), renting a taxi takes you approx 30-40 minutes, and costs approx 20-25 euros.
From the main train stations, by local trains: from the main train stations Genova Principe and Genova Brignole you can take a local train to Genova Nervi or Genova Quinto train stations (they are both 10 minutes walking from the school venue). On line timetable is available on the web site of the Italian Railways.
From the main train stations and city centre, by bus: From Genova Brignole you can take bus n. 17 or 17/ direction Capolungo/Via Oberdan resp (getting in at stop 0416 - BRIGNOLE FS in front of the train station) that takes you close to the school venue (stop 0393 - OBERDAN 3/PONTE DI NERVI). (Moovit Link)
The bus stop closest to the School venue is that of bus n. 15 (direction Nervi, stop 0329 - OBERDAN 4/SANTAROSA) that you can take from V.le Brigata Bisagno (stop 0117 - BRIGATA BISAGNO/CADORNA, a few minutes walking from Genova Brignole).
Local transportation information (routes and timetables) from the AMT website (in Italian).
Hotel Astor is really close to Genova Nervi train station but you can easily get there also with buses 15 (terminus) and 17.
Map: (Link to Google Map)