Travel & Accommodation

VENUE: Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure is a small town situated on the eastern coast of Liguria (“Riviera di Levante”), about 35 km from Genova, on the oriental side of the promontory of Portofino. It can be reached quite conveniently by flight, train or car. See also

The nearest airport is the Cristoforo Colombo International Airport in Genova (40 minutes by train) 

The airport is connected to Genova’s two main train stations (Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole) by bus (Volabus).

Train schedules to Santa Margherita can be consulted here:

Many low cost carriers land in Pisa, which is about 140 km from Santa Margherita (about 75 minutes by train)

Speakers and visitors are responsible for securing their own accomodation for the conference. We recommend reserving rooms early, as it can be somewhat difficult to find accommodation in Santa Margherita in June.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of options in Santa Margherita and Rapallo*. Further options can be found here

Grand Hotel Miramare ****, Via Milite Ignoto, 30, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 287013,

Hotel Continental****, Via Pagana, 8, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 286512,

Hotel Laurin****, Corso Guglielmo Marconi, 3, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 289971,

Hotel Metropole****, Via Pagana, 2, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 286134,

Hotel Jolanda***, Via Luisito Costa, 6, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 287512,

Hotel Minerva***, Via Antonio Maria Maragliano, 34d, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 286073,

Hotel Tigullio et De Milan***, Viale E. Rainusso, 3, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), +39 0185 287455,


Astoria Hotel Rapallo****, Via Antonio Gramsci, 4, 16035 Rapallo (GE), +39 0185 273533,

Hotel Best Western Tigullio Royal****, Piazza IV Novembre, 3, 16035 Rapallo (GE), +39 0185 273805,

Hotel Giulio Cesare***, Corso Cristoforo Colombo, 52, 16035 Rapallo (GE), +39 0185 50685,

Hotel Italia e Lido***, Lungomare Castello, 1, 16035 Rapallo (GE), +39 0185 50492,

Hotel Miramare***, Via Vittorio Veneto, 27 – 16035 Rapallo (GE), +39 0185 230261,

A list of bed and breakfasts in the Santa Margherita/Rapallo area can be found here:


* Rapallo is a small town close to Santa Margherita (about 4 km), which can be reached easily by public transportation (ATP bus line nr. 7) or on foot.