Local Info - HPCS2017
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
The 15th Annual Meeting
Technically Sponsored by IEEE
LOCAL INFORMATION AND VENUE
The HPCS 2017 conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Savoia Genova, Genoa, Italy.
HOW TO REACH THE VENUE
The venue is located in the City Center and is easily accessible from most city major attractions. It can also be easily reached by car (an underground parking lot is in the building, fee required), by bus (AMT city busses), and by train (Genova Piazza Principe Railway Station). A route planner is available at http://grand-hotel-savoia-genoa.genoa-hotels.com/en/#map.
Grand Hotel Savoia Genova, Via Arsenale di Terra, 5, I-16126, Genoa, Italy.
FROM THE AIRPORT:
Genoa Airport, also named Cristoforo Colombo Airport, is an international airport, located west of the city center and built on an artificial peninsula. Phone: +39 010 60151.
A regular bus service called Volabus connects Cristoforo Colombo Airport with the City Center and the two main train stations, Genova Brignole and Genova Principe. Buses depart every 30 minutes from the airport arrival terminal. Tickets have a fixed cost of 6€ and they can be bought on board before departure. https://www.amt.genova.it/amt/trasporto-multimodale/volabus/english-version/.
In order to reach the venue, drop off at Genova Principe bus station.
The cost for a taxi varies depending on the trip duration. A taxi from the airport to the city center may cost around 15-20 €. A special fare for shared taxis is also available.
Information: Cooperativa Radio Taxi Genova
Tel: +39 010 5966
By Car (Rental):
Most major car rental companies serve the “Cristoforo Colombo” Airport.
FROM THE TRAIN STATION:
The venue is next to the Genova Piazza Principe Railway Station, just on the right when leaving the railway station. Phone: +39 199 892 021.
FROM THE MOTORWAY BY CAR:
The motorway crosses the urban area of Genova from east to west. The Genova Ovest gate is close to venue (around 10 minutes by car).
DINING AND RESTAURANTS NEARBY
There is a vast array of restaurants, cafés and bars around the venue, as well as in the old town, which is only a 5 minutes’ walk away.
For a selection of restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars see the list below. (Links provided when available.) All are within 1km or 15 minute walk of the Grand Hotel Savoia.
Immediate Vicinity of Hotel (within 200 meters):
Il Lupo Antica Trattoria
Italian Cuisine/Genuense Cuisine
Mediterranean Cuisine/Vegetarian Friendly
Italian Cuisine/ Seafood
Vicinity of Hotel (within 1 kilometer):
Since the venue is close to the city center, there is a high availability of restaurants proposing different ethnic and local cuisines. A selection of the rated restaurants can be found here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g187823-Genoa_Italian_Riviera_Liguria.html.
Other information can be found at http://www.visitgenoa.it/en/dovemangiare.
LIGURIA AND THE CITY OF GENOA
Genoa is the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy, with a population of 588 688 within its administrative limits on a land area of 243.6 km2 (94 sq mi). The urban area, called Genoa Metropolitan City, has an official population of 862,885. Over 1.5 million people live in the Genoa Metropolitan Area. Genoa is one of Europe's largest cities on the Mediterranean Sea and the largest seaport in Italy. Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba ("the Proud one") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006. The city's rich cultural history in notably its art, music and cuisine allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Niccolo Paganini. Genoa, which forms the southern corner of the Milan-Turin-Genoa industrial triangle of north-west Italy, is one of the country’s major economic centers.
Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy and it is popular with tourists for its beaches, towns, and cuisine. Mountains and steep cliffs that rise loftily out of the Ligurian Sea in the most northerly part of the Western Mediterranean. This is the fascinating landscape that will impress people on their journey through this historically rich and dynamic region. An intact and luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation exists in the mountain regions of Portofino and Cinque Terre. On the other hand, Portovenere is a small jewel on the Mediterranean coast. Sanremo is one of Italy's most famous bathing resorts and the place where the annual Italian pop music festival takes place. The beautiful Benedict monastery S. Fruttuoso merits special attention. And needless to say there are many other important historical monuments to be explored.
Tourism Bureau of Genoa: http://www.visitgenoa.it
Public Transportation Info: http://www.visitgenoa.it/en/public-transports
Local Arrangements and Support
In case you have any questions or inquiry regarding local information or arrangements, please contact the conference Local Arrangements and Support committee members.